Berkeley Police Officer Injured in Ashby Avenue Accident

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Tuesday February 02, 2010 - 05:11:00 PM

A Berkeley police motorcycle officer was injured in a motorcycle collision with a car at the intersection of Ashby and Benvenue avenues at 4:21 p.m. Tuesday. 

Police have not released the names of the officer or the motorist.  

Berkeley Police Department spokesperson Lt. Andrew Greenwood said that the officer called in to report the incident. 

Greenwood said police and fire emergency personnel responded to the scene immediately and treated the officer for non life-threatening injuries. The officer was then taken to a local hospital. 

The motorist remained at the scene of the accident and cooperated with police, Greenwood said. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the accident. 

“It is the policy of the Berkeley Police Department that when a Berkeley police officer is involved in an injury collision, we call the California Highway Patrol to investigate it,” Greenwood said. 

The incident shut down Ashby between Regent and College Avenue.