Update: Cyclist taken to hospital after crash with driver in downtown Berkeley

A bike crash downtown Tuesday. Photo: Citizen reporter

Update, 5:10 p.m. A cyclist riding through a crosswalk in downtown Berkeley was struck by a driver on Addison Street on Tuesday morning, authorities report.

Just after 8:20 a.m., officers responded to Shattuck Avenue and Addison Street for a collision involving a bicyclist and a driver, said Officer Byron White, Berkeley police spokesman.

The cyclist, who had been southbound on the west sidewalk of Shattuck, rode into the crosswalk where a southbound driver turning right from Shattuck onto Addison hit him, White said.

The cyclist, a 50-year-old man, was taken to a local hospital for an injury to his leg, White said. The driver, a 53-year-old woman, remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. Their cities of residence were not immediately available.


Bicyclists other than juveniles and police are not allowed to ride on Berkeley sidewalks under the municipal code. According to the Mercury News, cyclists can legally ride in crosswalks but do not have the right-of-way when they do.

Original story: A cyclist was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after being struck by a driver in downtown Berkeley, authorities report.

Minimal information was available Tuesday afternoon despite multiple inquiries from Berkeleyside.

According to a community member, the crash took place at Shattuck Avenue and Addison Street at about 8:30 a.m. The Berkeley Fire Department responded to the scene to render aid.

The cyclist was taken to the hospital for medical treatment after the crash, said Lt. Joe Okies of the Berkeley Police Department.

Details such as directions of travel, degree of injury and whether the driver cooperated with the investigation were not immediately available.

This story will be updated if additional detail is provided.