69-Year-Old Female Hurt in Berkeley Pedestrian Accident
BERKELEY, CA (May 8, 2019) – A 69-year-old female pedestrian sustained injuries after being hit by a vehicle on Sacramento Street May 7.
The incident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian occurred at 5:56 p.m. BPD spokesperson Officer Byron White said that a southbound vehicle struck her while walking across Sacramento Street.
As a result, the woman sustained serious injuries. Medical responders transported her to a local hospital. Meanwhile, the 58-year-old Berkeley male driver stayed at the scene and helped with the investigators.
The department’s Fatal Accident Investigation Team responded at the scene because of the crash. They are currently conducting an investigation. By Monday, the woman was in critical condition.
The crash shut down southbound Sacramento Street at Oregon Street. Eastbound Oregon Street at Stanton Street also closed while BPD worked at the scene.
Whether you are a driver or a pedestrian, it is important to abide by all traffic laws and observe safety precautions. If you’re behind the wheel, do your part to avoid distractions and look out for pedestrians at all times. If you’re crossing the street, do so at designated crosswalks or intersections. When walking alongside a road, remain on the sidewalk wherever possible. If there is no sidewalk, walk on the shoulder and face oncoming traffic.
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