Flash: Ashby and Telegraph Re-Opened after Crash

From Nixle
Thursday April 16, 2015 - 06:04:00 PM

Telegraph and Ashby Avenues are now open after a traffic collision. 

Today at 3:18 p.m., the Berkeley Police Department received a report of an injury collision that occurred at Telegraph and Ashby Avenues. Initial reports indicated a possible semi-truck struck a pedestrian, with the pedestrian being injured. 

Based on preliminary information, it appears the driver of a Volvo station wagon, was north on Telegraph Avenue and went to turn east (right) on Ashby Avenue. While making his turn he struck a female pedestrian. During that time, the driver may have hit the accelerator and not the brake, causing the vehicle to go into the intersection as a panel truck was traveling east on Ashby. The Volvo then hit the side of the truck as it passed.  

The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the Volvo was also transported to the hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the panel truck was not injured. 

BPD Traffic Investigators are handling the collision. If anyone has information regarding this collision, please contact the Berkeley Police Department Traffic Bureau at 510-981-5980, reference case #15-22182.