75-Year-Old Woman Struck by Vehicle at Berkeley Intersection
Investigators are actively working to determine the cause of a pedestrian accident that left a 75-year-old woman seriously injured in Berkeley.
The incident occurred on Wednesday, December 1st at the intersection of Marin and Euclid Avenue.
According to reports, a Ford SUV was coming down a hill before hitting the woman who was in the crosswalk.
Medical personnel arrived and transported the woman to Highland Hospital with major injuries.
The driver, a 26-year-old woman, stopped at the scene and fully cooperated with authorities.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
According to statistics, there was a 26% increase in pedestrian deaths in California from 2014-2018.
In addition, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is about 25% higher than the national average.
Tips for pedestrians:
- Always be aware of your surroundings
- Avoid distractions (use of headphones, cell phone)
- Obey traffic laws & signals
- Always use crosswalk