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Two Pedestrians Struck by a Car Near the Berkeley Bowl Market

By Steven Finacom
Tuesday December 13, 2011 - 06:53:00 PM
Steven Finacom
Steven Finacom

Two pedestrians were hit by a car on Shattuck and Oregon shortly after 7:00 pm on Tuesday, December 13. They were taken away by ambulance as Berkeley police temporarily diverted traffic from two blocks of Shattuck Avenue, adjacent to the Berkeley Bowl and the Shattuck/Adeline Walgreens. That particular intersection is often busy with commuter cars as well as pedestrians. A zebra-striped crosswalk and flashing yellow pedestrian light have been installed in recent years by the city. 

Bystanders said the pedestrians who were hit were a man and woman, apparently walking together, crossing in the east/west direction and perhaps headed to Berkeley Bowl. The car, a Honda Civic two door, appeared to have been heading southbound and sat in the intersection after the accident. The hood was dented and the windshield severely cracked.