Sam Adkins was crossing the street at Berkeley’s most dangerous intersection Thursday afternoon, when he was struck by a car.
It was about 4:20 p.m. and the accident took place on Shattuck Avenue at University Avenue, just outside Burger King on the most south-eastern corner of the complex intersection.
The victim had just been checking the listings at the Home Finders Bulletin, at 2158 University Ave., about one block east of Shattuck Avenue and was crossing the street inside the crosswalk on a green light.
The car that struck him was a metallic green Mercedes Benz station wagon. The driver of the car stopped immediately after hitting Adkins.
Bystanders called 911 and a fire truck, ambulance and three police officers were dispatched to assist the victim.
Adkins said he waited for the light to turn green and saw the car approaching. “I thought that she was going to let me go, but she kept on going,” said Adkins, who resides in Oakland. “I was just heading home.”
Throughout the whole ordeal Adkins seemed to be more concerned about the condition of the car than his health, remarking to the driver, “I hope the car is all right,” and “I’m sorry that I hit your car.”
Adkins told the responding officers that he did not need to be transported to a hospital for treatment. He was released from the scene and walked away with only scrapes and bruises.
It is not known if the driver of the Mercedes Benz will be cited.