Bus Strikes, Kills Alameda Man

At 5:39 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11, an AC Transit bus struck and killed Alameda resident Sam Sause, 78.

The Alameda Police Department (APD) said that Sause was crossing Otis Drive in the crosswalk when the accident happened. The driver of the No.20 bus was making a left-hand turn from Grand Street onto Otis when the bus struck Sause. Alameda Fire Department paramedics transported Sause to Highland Hospital in Oakland, where he was pronounced dead.

According to APD drugs or alcohol did not play a role in the accident, but weather was a factor. 

The investigation is continuing and APD is asking that anyone who witnessed the accident call 337-8323.


Steve and Tressie

Our hearts, loving thoughts and prayers go our to our dear friend Helen, her children and grandchildren and Sam's family. This is a tragic loss and we pray that the only factor was the weather and not something illegal that was committed by this bus driver. Our prayers go out to him and his family as well.
Sam was a good, kind, caring man who loved his family dearly. Sam will be missed and always remembered.
In sympathy to the entire Sause family,
Steve & Tressie Wintner
Georgetown, TX