Fremont police seek suspect after elderly Asian man dies in hit-and-run

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Editor’s Note: This article has been updated from its original version to include the link to a GoFundMe created by Sham’s son.

An elderly Asian man succumbed to injuries from a hit-and-run incident in Fremont, Calif., late last month.

What happened: Allen Kwok Keung Sham, 69, was walking along the right lane of Peralta Boulevard on June 30 when a vehicle struck him from behind, according to Fremont police.

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  • The incident, which was caught on surveillance video, occurred between 10:15 p.m. and 10:25 p.m. Police said the driver made no attempt to check on Sham.
  • The vehicle stopped “briefly,” backed up and then turned right on Dusterberry Way. Whether it turned right or left on Hansen Avenue or continued toward Thornton Avenue is unknown.
  • Police described the vehicle as a dark-colored sedan. They believe it sustained “moderate damage” to its front bumper, engine hood and/or windshield area.

Injury-related death: Sham died on July 7 from his injuries. His case marks Fremont’s sixth fatal traffic collision investigation in 2021.

  • A preliminary investigation revealed that Sham was pushing a cart “full of recyclables and personal items” when he was hit. Responding officers provided medical aid before he was transported to a local trauma center.
  • The suspect remains at large as of July 12. NextShark has reached out to Fremont police for updates.

Anyone with information is urged to contact lead investigator Traffic Officer Vince Montojo #14306 at (510) 790-6800 or email [email protected]. Anonymous tips may also be sent through this form, or to 888-777, beginning the message with TIP FREMONTPD. Anyone willing to help out Sham’s family can donate to this GoFundMe page created by his son. 

Featured Image via Fremont Police Department

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