Hayward man found critically injured outside Fremont BART station

Crime in Fremont is still low, relative to other cities. But it’s been a long week, by Fremont standards. Here’s the latest, courtesy of colleague Erin Ivie:

A 52-year-old Hayward man is in critical condition after being discovered with severe head trauma outside the Fremont BART station early Wednesday morning, officials said.

A BART employee arrived at 3:20 a.m. to open the station for the day and discovered the man on the west side of the station with a serious head injury, BART police deputy chief Ben Fairow said. Fremont police arrived at the station shortly before BART police, and found the man alive but unresponsive.

The victim, who has not been identified pending notification of the family, was taken to Eden Hospital before being airlifted to the UC Davis Trauma Center, Fairow said. His injuries are considered life-threatening.

BART police did not immediately release the nature of the head injury, but are certain that the man is a victim of foul play.

Chris DeBenedetti