Driver strikes pedestrian in North Berkeley crash

A driver struck a pedestrian in a crosswalk, causing serious injuries, Sunday night in North Berkeley, authorities report.

The crash scene at Rose and Henry streets. Photo: Brad Johnson

Update, Feb. 22: Police said the pedestrian — who is actually 67 years old — remained in the ICU as of Thursday. No further information was available.

Update, 12:55 p.m. Police said the driver was a 24-year-old man from Berkeley and the pedestrian was a 68-year-old man. His city of residence was not immediately available. Berkeley Police Lt. Kevin Reece said Monday that the driver was on Shattuck Avenue and turned onto westbound Rose Street when he struck the pedestrian, who was northbound in the crosswalk, according to the preliminary report. BPD called out its Fatal Accident Investigation Team due to the apparent severity of the crash.

Original story, 1:11 a.m. A driver struck a pedestrian, causing serious injuries, Sunday night in North Berkeley, authorities report.

Officers responded at about 7:40 p.m. to Rose and Henry streets after getting reports of an injury accident, said Berkeley Police Lt. Dave Lindenau.

According to emergency traffic reviewed by Berkeleyside, the pedestrian sustained head trauma and was unresponsive when authorities arrived.

The pedestrian, who sustained significant injuries, was taken to Highland Hospital, while the driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with police, Lindenau said.

A driver struck a pedestrian in North Berkeley on Sunday night. Image: Google Maps

Based on the preliminary investigation, neither drugs nor alcohol appeared to be a factor, said Lindenau.

No other details were immediately available.

Emilie Raguso is Berkeleyside’s senior editor of news. Email: Twitter: emraguso.