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Son speaks out after hit & run driver kills dad

The only child of a 69-year-old man killed when a hit and run driver left him to die is urging the public to help find his dad’s killer.

Howard Sham spoke to CBS5 about his emotions nearly a month after his dad died from his injuries on June 30th.

“I think I’m more angry than sad, cause someone just hit and ran, you know?” said Sham. “What kind of person just does that…that’s my question, what if it was their dad?”

According to Hopclear, the car struck Allen Kwok Keung Sham as he walked down the street in Fremont, east of San Francisco, while pushing a car full of recyclables that he likely collected to earn some cash.

The suspect vehicle is only described as a dark color car with possible damage to the front. His dad had been a mechanic and handyman before losing his job a year ago. His mother is in a nursing home after suffering a stroke during the pandemic.

“He was hardworking,” said Sham about his dad. “I mean even when he didn’t have a job, he would still try to find ways to make money and help out. I just know he was doing his best.”

The family has launched a Go Fund Me page to pay for expenses related to the injuries and the funeral.

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