New: Unlicensed Driver Cited in West Berkeley Chain of Crashes

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Monday March 29, 2010 - 09:47:00 PM

A traffic violation set off a chain reaction of vehicle collisions in West Berkeley Monday morning. 

Berkeley Police Department interim spokesperson Officer Jamie Perkins said the driver of a Ford Ranger failed to yield right-of-way to oncoming traffic at Gilman Street and Eastshore Freeway and ran into a Toyota Corolla at 9:30 a.m. 

As a result of the collision, the Corolla collided with a third car, a Nissan Sentra. 

None of the vehicles had passengers in them and were driver-only vehicles, Perkins said.  

The Ford Ranger suffered moderate damage to the right driver’s side and rear quarter panel.  

The Toyota Corolla sustained major front-end damage and moderate damage to the rear end. The Nissan Sentra sustained moderate damage to the left rear. 

The driver of the Ford Ranger was cited for being an unlicensed driver and his vehicle was impounded. 

The only person suffering any damages was the woman driving the Toyota Corolla, Perkins said. 

She suffered facial injuries and was rushed to the hospital. Perkins said she expects her to be fine. 

Perkins did not immediately release names of the three people involved in the accident.