Alameda, CA (June 29, 2021) – Former KTVU news director Fred Zehnder died on Sunday evening, June 27, after being hit by an alleged drunk driver in the Alameda area.
Officers with the Alameda Police Department said that Zehnder, who was 87, was walking in a crosswalk around 10:00 p.m. when he was hit by a truck. The incident occurred at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Walnut Street. EMS units were dispatched to the scene shortly after and attempted life-saving measures, but Zehnder died at the scene.
Police said the driver of the pickup truck, identified only as a 30-year-old Hayward man, remained at the scene. He was later taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence and booked into Santa Rita Jail. Officers say that his bail has been set at $250,000.
The investigation into the events leading up to the collision is ongoing, and further details have not been released at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Fred Zehnder.
Pedestrian Fatalities in the Bay Area
Over the span of just one recent year, more than 33,000 traffic crashes resulted in fatalities, major injuries, or minor injuries on Bay Area roadways. Hundreds of lives are tragically lost each year on major thoroughfares and highways throughout the bustling city centers in Northern California, including San Jose, Oakland, Fremont, and beyond. Fatal pedestrian accidents are one of the most common contributors to vehicle fatalities in the Bay Area.
Serious pedestrian accidents causing injuries or even fatalities are all too common in California, especially in these busy cities comprising the Bay Area. When victims are injured in a pedestrian crash, they may have to deal with other drivers’ insurance companies, long-term physical issues, and exorbitant hospital bills. Oftentimes, as a result of these incidents, victims succumb to their injuries. When this occurs, victims’ grieving families are left to cope with emotional trauma and financial difficulties for months or even years.
However, the victims and their families affected by these wrecks can seek help from a California wrongful death attorney. Gene Halavanau at Halavanau Law Office strives to help victims and their families after they’ve suffered in an accident that’s occurred through no fault of their own. At Halavanau Law Office in California, our San Francisco lawyers are committed to helping you get justice. Victims and their families should never be forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars of their own money on medical treatment. This is particularly true if their injuries were caused by the careless or negligent actions of another person.
Our legal team will gladly review the facts of your case, tailoring our advice to match your specific needs. We have years of experience when it comes to fighting for victims and their families, so you can rest assured that we will work to secure your entitled compensation. If you or a loved one has been involved in a crash caused by the negligent actions of another party, reach out to our accident attorneys in the Bay Area today at (415) 692-5301 or Halavanau.com to schedule your consultation.
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