News Release, Police Department

Press Release: Fatal Collision Investigation

June 24, 2021


Media Contact:

Officer Cassondra Fovel

(510) 293-7064


Fatal Collision Investigation

HAYWARD, Calif., June 24, 2021 -  On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at about 9:13 PM, officers responded to the report of an injury collision involving a vehicle and a bicyclist near the intersection of W. Tennyson Rd and Dickens Ave.

Upon arrival, it was revealed the driver involved in the collision fled the scene. The bicyclist was located at the scene, suffering from injuries consistent with being struck by a vehicle. Emergency medical personnel responded to the scene and transported the victim to Eden Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The Alameda County Coroner’s Office and the Hayward Police Department have identified the victim in the collision as 55-year-old, Richard Leon Heard Jr., from Oakland, CA.

Anyone with information related to this collision is asked to call Sergeant Tasha DeCosta at 510-293-7169.

This is an active investigation and additional details will be released as soon as possible.

The Hayward Police Department case number is 2021-033469.



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