Michael Gonzales Arrested after Causing Multiple-Vehicle Accident near Tara Court
UNION CITY, CA (April 30, 2018) – A senior man sustained injuries after he was hit by a vehicle involved in a chain reaction collision on Union City Boulevard, Monday afternoon.
The multi-vehicle crash started when 50-year-old Michael Gonzales of Hayward was speeding in a Dodge Charger northbound on Union City Blvd near Tara Court, around 1:53 PM. He collided with another vehicle and swerved out of control, crashing into three other vehicles that were parked nearby.
The chain reaction caused one of the parked vehicles to hit a 65-year-old Fremont man that was walking. The unidentified pedestrian was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries, but was reported to be in stable condition.
Gonzales was booked at the Santa Rita Jail on suspicion of hit-and-run driving causing injury, driving on a suspended license, and possession of a controlled substance, and driving under the influence causing bodily injury. Police stated that the controlled substance was found in the Charger but did not disclose what it was. Gonzales is being held in lieu of a $102,500 bail pending his arraignment on the following Wednesday.
No additional information has been disclosed to the public at this time.
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