Cyclist sustains serious injuries after vehicle crash

A cyclist was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after a crash with a motorist Tuesday. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel
A cyclist was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after a crash with a motorist Tuesday. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel

Update, Thursday, 1:30 p.m. BPD is looking for witnesses to the crash. Authorities ask anyone who saw the collision to call Sgt. Emily Murphy at 510-981-5982 or email her at ejmurphy@ci.berkeley.ca.us.

The cyclist remains in the Intensive Care Unit, BPD reports.

Update, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2 p.m. The cyclist, a 25-year-old Berkeley man, remains in the ICU, authorities report. (Berkeley Police originally erroneously told Berkeleyside the cyclist was a woman.)

Update, 8 p.m. BPD traffic investigators have left the scene.


Update, 6:50 p.m. Berkeley investigators remain on Sacramento Street working to document the scene after a crash earlier Tuesday that caused serious injuries to a cyclist. Several blocks of northbound Sacramento remain closed.

BPD said the cyclist is still alive. The department’s Fatal Accident Investigation Team responded to the scene, however, because the injuries were serious and the team’s technical expertise was needed.

No arrests have been made. No information was immediately available as to the gender, age or city of residence of the cyclist. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Update, 5:25 p.m. Sacramento Street remains closed between Bancroft and Allston as of about 5:20 p.m. Berkeleyside has requested an update from BPD. Stay tuned.

Update, 3:20 p.m. A local resident reports that the intersection is still closed and the crime scene unit is still present.

Original post, 2:47 p.m. A cyclist was taken to Highland Hospital with serious injuries Tuesday afternoon after a crash involving a vehicle, authorities say.

The cyclist was heading west on Allston Way and the vehicle was northbound on Sacramento Street when the crash took place around 1:40 p.m.


Sacramento remains closed between Bancroft and Allston as of about 5:20 p.m. Photo: @julierchiu
Sacramento remains closed between Bancroft and Allston as of about 5:20 p.m. Photo: @julierchiu
Police assess the scene after a crash between a motorist and cyclist Tuesday. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel
Police assess the scene after a crash between a motorist and cyclist Tuesday. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel

Sgt. Andrew Frankel, Berkeley Police spokesman, said neither drugs nor alcohol seemed to be a factor.

“The driver is cooperating with our investigation,” Frankel said. (Scroll down for more information.)

No further information was immediately available from authorities.

Michael Yamamoto passed the crash just after it happened. The cyclist and motorist were still on the scene at that time.

The cyclist “was on the ground on the median. The car had a smashed windshield when I drove by,” Yamamoto said.

Other passers-by saw the bicycle in the median after the crash.


Berkeleyside will update this post if more information is provided.

BPD was on the scene working until about 8 p.m. Photo: Shane Knapp
BPD was on the scene working until about 8 p.m. Photo: Shane Knapp
BPD was on the scene working until about 8 p.m. Photo: Shane Knapp
BPD was on the scene working until about 8 p.m. Photo: Shane Knapp
BPD was on the scene working until about 8 p.m. Photo: Shane Knapp
BPD was on the scene working until about 8 p.m. Photo: Shane Knapp

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