A cyclist died today after colliding with a dump truck on Bancroft Way west of Fulton Street.
At about 3:38 p.m., Berkeley Police received calls reporting a collision involving a bicyclist and a dump truck. The bicyclist, a man in his 60s, was lying in the roadway on Bancroft Way west of Fulton Street, according to BPD. The dump truck driver was not aware of a collision, but returned to the scene after being alerted by a passing motorcyclist.
Berkeley Fire Department paramedics tended to the bicyclist and transported him to a local trauma center where he was pronounced dead by physicians. Members of the BPD Fatal Accident Investigation Team responded to the scene to head the ongoing investigation. The details of the incident have not been firmly established, but the driver of the truck has been cooperative throughout the initial investigation and is not under arrest.
According to media reports the cyclist was wearing a bicycle helmet, which was shattered. All traffic was routed left on Oxford from Bancroft, according to a Berkeleyside reader who was in the area.
BPD is not yet sharing the name of the bicyclist until family members can be properly notified. BPD is asking for the community’s help with this investigation. If anyone witnessed the collision, please call the BPD Non Emergency Dispatch line at (510) 981-5900.
Separately, police said a woman drove her car into a parked car and then plowed into a UC Berkeley building on Oxford Street at around 4:30 pm this afternoon. The woman may have had a medical problem that caused her to lose control of the car. She was taken to a hospital for treatment. An investigation is ongoing.
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