One injured in church parking lot hit-and-run in Castro Valley

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An elderly woman was hit by a car in a church parking lot on Saturday night. Law enforcement is seeking public help to find the suspect. 

According to Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, around 7:25 p.m., deputies responded to the First Presbyterian Church in the 2900 block of Grove Way to a report of an unknown male allegedly intentionally hitting a 77-year-old woman before driving away. 

The sheriff’s office says the suspect might have brushed up against the woman with his vehicle. She yelled at him then the suspect yelled back before turning around and intentionally hitting her. 

According to the sheriff’s office, the victim was thrown up onto the car’s hood before falling onto the ground. 

The suspect drove and headed west towards Redwood Road in a mid-2010s white Nissan Sentra. The license plate of the vehicle is unknown at this time. 

Anyone with information about this vehicle or this incident is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 510-667-7721. Callers can also leave a message on the anonymous tip line at 510-667-3622.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.

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