The driver who fled was in a charcoal gray four-door sedan with a second occupant at the time of the crash, police said.
The change is part of a $10.3 million effort to reconfigure Shattuck and improve safety and traffic flow.
Two people have been killed in 2019 while crossing the street; about 89 have been injured.
A driver struck a man walking in South Berkeley on Wednesday evening, leaving him with a head injury that required medical treatment, authorities report.
The Berkeley City Council put many minds at ease Tuesday night by voting to allow existing trees and some vegetation to remain in place in traffic circles around town.
As downtown Berkeley streets are reconfigured, the city is asking the public to weigh in on what one of the revamped stretches should be called.
Rather than ticketing people walking and biking, the city must accelerate efforts to build complete streets — a more effective and fair way to improve safety for all.
Berkeley police handled at least 10 crashes in July that resulted in injuries to pedestrians or cyclists, according to preliminary data.
Berkeley police handled at least eight crashes in June that resulted in injuries to pedestrians or cyclists, according to preliminary data. In one of those crashes, a 24-year-old Berkeley man on a bike was killed.
A Southern California man who was drunk when he ran a red light, striking a UC Berkeley student as she jogged through a crosswalk near campus one year ago, has been sentenced to one year in jail.
A crash Thursday afternoon in West Berkeley left a vehicle on its side after a driver ran into a parked car, according to BPD. And pedestrians have been injured in two other recent crashes.
Berkeley police handled at least 18 crashes in May that resulted in injuries to pedestrians or cyclists, according to preliminary data obtained by Berkeleyside.