A 10-year-old girl crossing the intersection of Alcatraz Avenue and Ellis Street on her bicycle around 3 p.m. Wednesday was hit by a driver in a Ford van but was not seriously injured.
The driver of the van didn’t see her until it was too late to stop clear of the girl, said Capt. Bobby Miller of the Berkeley Police.
Miller said the girl had looked both ways before crossing, and one car passed her. She entered the intersection but didn’t see the van coming in the other direction in time to avoid the collision. The driver hit the rear tire of her bicycle and it caused her to tumble over onto the street.
She was taken to Children’s Hospital Oakland with a left leg injury, and it was not determined whether the leg was broken or not.