Renowned Poet and Biographer Dies after Being Struck by Car near Marin Avenue
BERKELEY, CA (August 17, 2018) – A man was killed Friday evening following a pedestrian accident on The Alameda. The victim was later identified as 77-year-old Berkeley resident, Tom Clark.
According to the Berkeley Police, the incident took place at about 8:40 PM near Marin Avenue. Clark had been walking westbound across The Alameda when a southbound driver struck him.
The victim was able to communicate with the Berkeley Fire Department before he was transported to Highland Hospital. Unfortunately, Clark succumbed to his head injuries and was pronounced dead hours later.
Meanwhile, the 59-year-old Richmond man driving the vehicle stayed at the scene and cooperated with officials during their investigation. The preliminary information suggests that the vehicle was driving through a green light at the time of the crash. In addition, a witness claimed that the victim was not in a crosswalk when he was hit.
Alcohol and drugs were ruled out as possible contributing factors in the fatal accident. No additional information has been disclosed to the public, as the investigation continues.
Sweet Law offers our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Tom Clark. He was an adored poet, editor, sportswriter, and biographer. Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones during this trying time. May he rest in peace.
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