FREMONT (CBS SF) — The driver of an SUV that fatally struck a male pedestrian near the Fremont Hub shopping center Friday morning has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to Fremont police.
The 57-year-old male driver of a Nissan Rogue compact SUV was traveling southbound on Argonaut Way near Mowry Avenue just before 10 a.m. when he lost control for an unknown reason and hit the back of a parked cargo trailer, the pedestrian and a fire hydrant, Fremont police Sgt. Ricardo Cortes said.
Investigators believed the 44-year-old male pedestrian — who has an address in Huntington Beach — was standing near the vehicle as he was attempting to move a piano from the trailer to a residence on Argonaut Way.
The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Cortes.
The driver was also injured in the collision and was transported to a local hospital to be treated for injuries that aren’t considered to be life-threatening, Fremont police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques said.
While at the hospital, police investigators recognized objective signs of drug impairment in the driver. The 57-year-old suspect was taken into custody for DUI causing a fatal injury.
Fremont police have issued an alert advising drivers to avoid the intersection of Mowry Avenue and Argonaut Way and saying that Argonaut will be closed between Mowry and Sacramento Avenue until at least 3 p.m. while officers finish investigating the collision.
Cortes described the area where the collision occurred as “a heavily-traveled roadway” because it’s next to the shopping center, other businesses and housing complexes.
The name of the victim is not being released at this time.
Anyone with information about this investigation, is asked to please contact Fremont Police at 510-790-6760.
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