Corvette Hits, Kills Woman; Driver "Thought it Was a Bird"

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    In a second major car collision early Monday in Fremont, an older woman was killed by a Corvette driver, in a crash that appeared to be an accident. The driver told Fremont police that at first he thought the woman he struck "was a bird." Bob Redell reports. (Published Monday, Mar 3, 2014)

    In Fremont's second major car collision early Monday, an elderly woman was killed by a Corvette driver, in a crash that appeared to be an accident.

    It's the first fatal car collision this year in Fremont.

    Corvette Driver Kills Pedestrian in Fremont: Police

    [BAY] Corvette Driver Kills Pedestrian in Fremont: Police
    In a second major car collision early Monday in Fremont, a man was killed by a Corvette driver, in a crash that appeared to be an accident. The man was killed just after 6 a.m., man was killed by a driver in a Corvette at Washington Boulevard and Olive Avenue about 6:30 a.m. near First United Methodist Church. Bob Redell reports (Published Monday, Mar 3, 2014)

    Fremont Police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques said the driver, a 49-year-old man, told police he thought he had "hit a bird," which he quickly learned was a woman, whose name was not immediately released. The victim was wearing a tan jacket and light blue pants, police said, and she was walking southbound in the crosswalk.

    The woman was killed just before 6 a.m., after the Corvette struck her at Washington Boulevard and Olive Avenue near First United Methodist Church. Police first reported the victim was male.

    The driver, who was on his way to work, was not arrested, but taken to headquarters for questioning. Bosques said he was cooperative. He called 911 and stayed until police arrived. He is not suspected of using drugs or alcohol.

    A passerby at the scene, Mahesh Patel, said this particular stretch of road is "very dangerous."

    About six hours earlier, a 4-year-old girl and her 33-year-old mother were taken to the hospital Monday morning in critical condition after the mother crashed her Honda into an oncoming Toyota Camry at Osgood Road between Blacow Road and Auto Mall Parkway.