This afternoon, Friday, July 13, 2012 at about 3:38 p.m., community members called the City of Berkeley Police Department (BPD) reporting a collision involving a bicyclist and a dump truck. The bicyclist, a man in his 60s, was lying in the roadway on Bancroft Way west of Fulton Street. The dump truck was not aware of a collision, but returned to the scene after being alerted by a passing motorcyclist.
City of Berkeley Fire Department (BFD) paramedics tended to the bicyclist and transported him to a local trauma center where he was pronounced dead by physicians. Members of the BPD Fatal Accident Investigation Team (FAIT) responded to the scene to head the ongoing investigation. Thus far, the dynamics of what occurred has not been firmly established. The driver of the truck has been cooperative throughout the initial investigation and is not under arrest.
BPD is asking for the community’s help with this investigation. If anyone witnessed the collision, please call the BPD Non Emergency Dispatch line at (510)981-5900.
BPD is not yet sharing the name of the bicyclist until family members can be properly notified.