Fremont: Pedestrian killed in crash


A pedestrian who was struck and killed by a car in a Fremont crosswalk early Monday morning has been identified by the Alameda County coroner’s bureau as 71-year-old Pramila Bhachawat.

Police said Bhachawat, a Fremont resident, was walking south at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Olive Avenue when a man driving east on Washington Boulevard struck her just before 6 a.m.

Bhachawat was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police, the driver, a 49-year-old Fremont resident, immediately pulled over and called 911. He has reportedly been cooperating with investigators and there were no preliminary signs that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.

This was the second major traffic collision in Fremont Monday morning. At about 12:15 a.m., police responded to reports of a suspected DUI crash that seriously injured a 4-year-old.

That crash, which involved a Honda Civic and Toyota Camry, was reported on Osgood Road between Blacow Road and Auto Mall Parkway.

A 33-year-old Fremont woman was driving the Civic south on Osgood Road when she veered into northbound lanes and slammed head-on into the Camry, police said.

The woman had her 4-year-old daughter buckled into a car seat that was not properly secured to the vehicle, according to police. The girl suffered life-threatening injuries, and the woman suffered critical but not life-threatening injuries.

Officers said they could smell alcohol on the woman at the scene, according to police.

The driver of the Camry, a 30-year-old Fremont man, suffered minor injuries to his legs. He told officers that he had been drinking alcohol before he drove, police said.

Any witnesses to either crash are encouraged to call the Fremont Police Department’s Traffic Division at (510) 790-6760.

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