Berkeley, CA – www.thepersonalinjury.com
A Berkeley female was killed in a car collision near Fulton Street and Channing Way on Friday afternoon.
At approximately 1:21 p.m., California Highway Patrol, or CHP, received calls of a vehicle-pedestrian accident, as reported by CHP Officer Matthew Hamer. Officers answered and pronounced the pedestrian, a 70-year-old woman, dead at the scene around 1:31 p.m.
The accident involved a city car, as reported by city spokesperson Matthai Chakko. CHP will be investigating the accident.
The vehicle was traveling westbound on Channing Way before it struck the pedestrian, who had been traveling northbound on Fulton Street, as reported by Hamer.
Sewer maintenance gear was in the intersection of the two streets at the time of the collision, according to Hamer. CHP is now examining whether the maintenance gear produced a hindrance for visibility.
“We do not believe that alcohol or drugs had been a factor in this accident,” Hamer said.
Hamer added in that the motorist remained at the scene and cooperated. CHP investigators are handling the scene and getting statements from witnesses.
A Berkeley Police Department crime alert circulated about 2:15 p.m. stated that the junction was closed because of a “major injury action investigation” and urged drivers to take alternate routes. The crime alert didn’t say whether deaths had taken place, and a BPD representative couldn’t be reached for comment.