21-Year-Old Woman Struck by DUI Driver while Jogging on Dana Street
BERKELEY, CA (June 18, 2018) – A young woman was hospitalized Monday evening following a pedestrian collision on Durant Avenue. Her identity was not immediately released to the public.
According to police reports, the incident occurred shortly before 9:45 PM at the intersection of Durant Avenue and Dana Street when an eastbound vehicle struck the 21-year-old UC Berkeley student who was jogging in the area.
The victim suffered serious injuries and was rushed to a local hospital, where she was listed in critical condition due to a head injury sustained in the accident.
The driver of the vehicle, 26-year-old Esteban Slavitt of Berkeley, was arrested after investigators determined that he was intoxicated at the time of the crash. He remains in custody and has been charged with driving under the influence causing injury, a felony, as well as a special allegation for causing great bodily injury, as per online jail records.
No further details have been released to the public at this time.
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