After hit-and-run, victims chase suspect vehicle into Berkeley, then overturn after crash

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Firefighters had to extricate a mother and daughter from their overturned vehicle in North Berkeley after they followed another car that hit them, causing property damage, on Monday afternoon, authorities said.

According to Sgt. Andrew Frankel, Berkeley Police spokesman, the first collision happened around noon Monday somewhere between Berkeley and San Pablo.

The mother and daughter were hit, then followed the other vehicle — a late-model blue station wagon that may have been a VW or a Volvo — southbound on San Pablo Avenue.

When the blue vehicle turned left on Camelia Street, then left on Stannage Avenue, the mother and daughter chased them, police said. That’s when the second crash happened.


“The victim vehicle probably lost control, hit a parked car and flipped over,” Frankel said.

The blue vehicle continued to flee north on Stannage and left the area.

Frankel said the women had to be extricated from their vehicle by Berkeley firefighters, but ultimately were uninjured.

He said police had received limited information about the suspect vehicle, but the investigation is ongoing.

Multiple readers reported at least one helicopter in the area during the police response to the crash.


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