Berkeley crash sends cyclist to Highland

Photo: Citizen reporter
Photo: Citizen reporter

Update, Nov. 15, 1:56 p.m. BFD has confirmed that a male cyclist who was not wearing a helmet was struck by a car Monday night. He “had a possible significant injury,” authorities said. The Berkeley Fire Department took him to the hospital.

BPD said the cyclist “was conscious and alert” after the crash. Berkeleyside will attempt to learn more.

Original post, Nov. 14, 8:47 p.m. Berkeleyside is getting reports of a crash involving a cyclist and vehicle shortly after 8 p.m. at University and McGee avenues in central Berkeley.

“One victim, presumably the bicyclist, on way to hospital. Don’t know how serious. I was just nearby when sirens filled the air,” one reader told Berkeleyside at 8:10 p.m.


The cyclist was reportedly taken to Highland Hospital.

Another reader said the crash took place on westbound University just east of McGee.

“Looked like maybe the red Mustang hit a bicyclist, who was already gone in an ambulance before I arrived” around 8 p.m., he said.

The Berkeley Fire Department was hosing down the street, and a police officer put the unattended bicycle into his trunk, the reader added.

Berkeleyside has asked the Berkeley police and fire departments for confirmation and any additional information.


Photo: Citizen reporter
This red mustang was at the scene of Monday’s crash. Photo: Citizen reporter
A.D. Mobley, who shared this photograph, said paramedics appeared to be rendering aid to someone at the scene of this crash.
A.D. Mobley, who shared this photograph, said paramedics appeared to be rendering aid to someone at the scene of this crash.
A.D. Mobley, who shared this photograph, said a bicycle appeared to have been damaged in this crash Monday night.
A.D. Mobley, who shared this photograph, said a bicycle appeared to have been damaged in this crash Monday night.

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