Tag Archives: Berkeley traffic accident
Officers are looking for a driver reported to have struck a pedestrian in South Berkeley on Sunday night, leaving him with major leg injuries, before fleeing the area in a red vintage car, authorities said.
Just before 8:20 p.m., the Berkeley Police Department Communications Center received a call reporting a man down in the roadway at the intersection of Sacramento and Russell streets, said Berkeley Police Lt. David Frankel, via email.
Officers responded and arrived on scene within minutes. They found a man injured in the street.
Officers learned the victim had been struck by a car as he walked eastbound across Sacramento in the crosswalk. … Continue reading »
Police arrested a 62-year-old Berkeley man last week after he drove his car while drunk and struck and damaged many parked cars on 10th Street in West Berkeley, authorities said.
On Thursday, Jan. 16, police received a report of a hit-and-run collision in the area of San Pablo Avenue and Virginia Street, according to Berkeley Police spokeswoman officer Jennifer Coats. The driver struck a parked car and fled the scene, then continued driving and struck several more parked cars on 10th Street. … Continue reading »
Berkeley Police are on the scene after an injury collision between a driver and two parked cars in South Berkeley shortly before 1 a.m., authorities said.
Police are investigating whether drugs or alcohol may have been a factor in the wreck, said Berkeley Police spokeswoman officer Jennifer Coats.
Coats said police received a call at 12:53 a.m. about an injury collision in the 1500 block of Alcatraz Avenue. … Continue reading »
The Berkeley Police Department arrested an Oakland woman Thursday in connection with several violations, including felony driving under the influence, after they say she struck and injured three blind people walking downtown.
Just before 4 p.m., police responded to a reported hit-and-run collision with injuries at the intersection of Shattuck Avenue and Haste Street, said Berkeley Police Capt. Erik Upson.
Upon arrival, officers found three visually impaired people who had been struck and injured. … Continue reading »
A man was hospitalized after walking into the roadway and being struck by a car in West Berkeley last week, authorities reported this week.
Berkeley Police spokeswoman officer Jennifer Coats said police believe the man, a 54-year-old Berkeley resident, was likely at fault for the collision because he had “entered into the roadway in an area not designated for pedestrians when he was struck.” Police said alcohol may have been a factor on the pedestrian’s part. … Continue reading »
The city of Berkeley is offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the driver responsible for a hit-and-run accident that killed a 46-year-old man last week, officials said Monday in a prepared statement.
A traffic collision on Ashby Avenue at College has closed eastbound traffic lanes and sent a woman to the hospital, authorities said.
Berkeley Police spokeswoman officer Jennifer Coats said the details of the accident remain under investigation. Officers “are still on scene processing (it) and speaking with witnesses,” she said via email at 1:25 p.m. … Continue reading »
A sign has been installed on a median next to the University Avenue overpass the day after a 46-year old man, identified Wednesday as John Patrick Miller, was killed there in a suspected hit-and-run incident. The sign prohibits pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorbikes from using the bridge, and directs walkers to use the pedestrian bridge (although without providing directions to it).
When the fatal accident occurred, no signs were present on the east end of the overpass, which connects University Avenue to the I-80 ramps and the Berkeley Marina. The incident raised concerns about pedestrian safety in the area. Several Berkeleyside readers suggested walkers should be informed that a pedestrian and bicycle bridge across the highway is located just a few blocks to the
north south, near the intersection of Addison Street and Bolivar Drive. … Continue reading »
Update, July 17: The pedestrian killed was identified by the Alameda County Coroner’s office as John Patrick Miller, 46. No residence was provided. He died of “extensive blunt trauma.”
Update, 9:25 pm: The man killed in the suspected hit-and-run incident was a 46-year-old homeless man, according to the Alameda Country Coroner’s Bureau, reported on Monday night by Patch. The man’s name was not released because next of kin have not been notified.
Original story: A fatal hit-and-run accident on the University Avenue overpass Monday, July 15 has raised concerns about safety there and the absence of signage warning pedestrians not to walk on the roadway.
There is no sidewalk on the overpass. There is currently no sign prohibiting pedestrians or bicycles from using the overpass. An image taken for Google Maps in April 2011, however, shows that there used to be a sign in the divider to the right of the overpass heading west. It read: “Pedestrians, bicycles, motor driven cycles prohibited.”
A man was discovered by a Berkeley police officer at 5:10 a.m. this morning on the first section of the westbound section overpass near the intersection with Fourth Street. He was declared dead on the scene and preliminary investigations indicated he was the victim of a a hit-and-run accident. … Continue reading »
Update, July 17: The pedestrian killed was identified by the Alameda County coroner’s office as John Patrick Miller, 46. No residence was provided. He died of “extensive blunt trauma.”
Update, 11:01 am: As of 10:44 a.m. the Berkeley Police Department’s fatal accident investigation team has cleared the scene of the fatal collision on University Avenue. The roadway is now open in both directions. The investigation continues. No information has been released on the victim and there is no possible suspect information.
Original story: Berkeley police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run accident that happened on the University Avenue overpass over Interstate 80 this morning. … Continue reading »
A bicyclist was killed at around 4:30 a.m. this morning after being struck by a vehicle on eastbound Interstate 80, according to the California Highway Patrol, as reported in the local media.
According to preliminary reports, during the investigation into the fatal crash, another accident occurred around 5:30 a.m. resulting in an overturned SUV and a driver being sent to hospital with minor injuries.
Officers were called to the highway at 4:30 a.m. just west of the University Avenue exit after a bicyclist was hit by a truck while attempting to cross the lanes of traffic, Officer James Evans of the California Highway Patrol told the Bay Area News Group and Bay City News. … Continue reading »
A Berkeley man is in critical condition after being struck by a car while walking on University Avenue just west of San Pablo Avenue on Tuesday night, authorities said.
“We received multiple 911 calls at approximately 8:23 p.m.,” said Berkeley Police spokeswoman officer Jennifer Coats, via email at about 11:20 p.m. The man was taken by the Berkeley Fire Department to a local hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. … Continue reading »
About 10 people gathered on Saturday to remember pedestrians who have been killed in Berkeley in recent years.
They gathered on the median on Adeline Street near Ashby in honor of Zachary Cruz Pedestrian Safety Month. Cruz, five years old, was on an after school outing when he was hit and killed by a truck on Feb. 27, 2009 at the intersection of Derby and Warring. There has been an informal memorial at the spot he died ever since. … Continue reading »