News Release, Police Department

Fatal hit and run collision - Mission Boulevard and Orchard Avenue

September 8, 2023


Media Contact:

Cassondra Fovel


Fatal hit and run collision – Mission Boulevard/Orchard Avenue 

HAYWARD, Calif., On Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at approximately 5:36 p.m., officers responded to the report of a hit and run collision involving a vehicle and bicyclist at the intersection of Mission Boulevard and Orchard Avenue. 


Officers arrived on scene and found the bicyclist, unconscious and suffering from injuries related to the collision. The bicyclist was transported to a local medical facility where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. The bicyclist is a 55-year-old male of Hayward. His identity is known but is not being released at this time, pending formal identification protocols by the Alameda County Coroner’s Office. 


The driver of the involved vehicle fled the scene at a high rate of speed prior to officers' arrival and is still at large. It is believed the driver was the sole occupant inside the car at the time of the collision. 


The vehicle believed to be involved is described as a gray, early to mid 2000’s model Mercedes E350, with silver colored five spoke rims. The vehicle likely has major front-end passenger side damage as a result of the collision.  (See attached photograph of vehicle) 


If anyone has information regarding the driver’s identity or whereabouts, or if anyone has seen this vehicle, has “dash cam” video, or other video footage of the incident, please contact our Traffic Bureau at 510-293-7169 


The Hayward Police Department case number is 2023-50698. This is Hayward’s seventh fatal collision of 2023. 



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