1 taken to hospital after crash at Ashby, MLK

Authorities are responding to South Berkeley for a traffic collision. Photo: BPD
Authorities are responding to South Berkeley for a traffic collision. Photo: BPD

Police asked motorists to avoid the area around Ashby Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Way in South Berkeley after a traffic collision Sunday morning that sent one person to the hospital.

Roads were closed and the Berkeley Fire Department was on scene attending to the injured, said Lt. Andrew Rateaver of the Berkeley Police Department.

The crash took place around 8 a.m. Few details have been released.

Police released a Nixle alert to tell the community about the crash.


Rateaver said numerous emergency services have responded to the crash.

He said, as of about 8:40 a.m., traffic circulation would be returning to normal, and police and firefighters would be leaving the area.

One person was taken to the hospital but the extent of his or her injuries was unknown, he said.

Berkeleyside will update this post if additional details become available.

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