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Hit-and-run Accident Injures Bicyclist in Berkeley

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Friday March 12, 2010 - 05:49:00 PM

Berkeley police said that a bicyclist was hospitalized after being in a hit-and-run accident at Sixth and Hearst streets Friday morning. 

Sgt. Lindenau of the Berkeley Police Department said that Berkeley police units responded to the scene, where they found the man lying on the ground bleeding. The condition of the bicyclist is unknown. 

No other details were available. The incident came three days after an Oakland woman was killed in a pedestrian fatality by a pick up truck in South Berkeley. The driver was driving under the influence. 

The Planet reported this week that records from the state Office of Traffic Safety show that Berkeley has consistently been one of the least safe—and in some cases the most unsafe—places in California for bicyclists and pedestrians for the last several years.