The man Berkeley police identified as the driver in a fatal hit-and-run that killed a homeless woman on the sidewalk earlier this month is now in custody, authorities report.
In recent weeks, Berkeleyside has been crunching the numbers for 11 months of injury-crash data from the Berkeley police. We’ve created interactive maps and pulled out highlights. Dive into the data.
“Alexander McGee knows that he is wanted and has been known to flee or fight police,” said BPD. Authorities asked anyone who sees him to call 911 immediately.
The woman who was killed Monday when a driver fleeing from police ran over her had been lying on the sidewalk for many hours the day before, prompting welfare checks from police and attempts to help her from others.
The driver who fled was in a charcoal gray four-door sedan with a second occupant at the time of the crash, police said.
It’s not easy to determine if homelessness is a contributing factor to someone’s death, but living on the streets leads to a shorter lifespan for Americans.
Three months after a driver struck and killed a 64-year-old Oakland man walking near the Ashby BART station, authorities have charged that driver with leaving the scene of the fatal crash, according to court papers.
The man has not yet been identified, but no foul play is suspected.
Nicknamed the “Mayor of Berkeley streets,” Diehl was active in Berkeley politics for decades and provided mental health and counseling services to the poor, the homeless, and the mentally ill.
A man whose vehicle became disabled on Interstate 80 near Berkeley early Sunday morning was killed when a motorist struck him as he stood outside his car, authorities report.
Police closed part of Adeline Street alongside Ashby BART on Saturday night after the discovery of a body in the roadway next to the station, authorities report.
A cyclist was killed early Saturday morning when his bike got caught in a road grate on or near the Ashby Avenue on-ramp to Interstate 80 in West Berkeley, sending him crashing into the pavement, authorities report.