Driver charged fatal Mountain View collision 

click to enlarge Matthew Pumar allegedly ran a red light and drove onto the sidewalk near the intersection of California Street and Escuela Avenue about 9:30 a.m., according to Mountain View police.
  • Matthew Pumar allegedly ran a red light and drove onto the sidewalk near the intersection of California Street and Escuela Avenue about 9:30 a.m., according to Mountain View police.

A 21-year-old Mountain View man has been arrested on charges of vehicular manslaughter after allegedly fatally striking a man June 21 who was waiting at a bus stop in the Peninsula city.

Matthew Pumar allegedly ran a red light and drove onto the sidewalk near the intersection of California Street and Escuela Avenue about 9:30 a.m., according to Mountain View police.

Pumar’s vehicle struck 50-year-old William Ware of Mountain View, who was standing by a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority bus stop, police said.

Ware was pronounced dead at the scene.

Pumar stopped and cooperated with investigators, and it did not appear that he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police said.

The case remains under investigation, but the primary cause of the collision was believed to be reckless driving, according to police.

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office issued a warrant for Pumar’s arrest on one count of vehicular manslaughter involving gross negligence.

Pumar turned himself in to the Mountain View Police Department on Tuesday and immediately posted $100,000 bail.

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