Driver strikes woman, 52, in University Avenue crosswalk

The woman was taken to Highland Hospital, the regional trauma center in Oakland, police said.

Driver strikes woman, 52, in University Avenue crosswalk
Berkeley first responders at a collision involving a driver and a pedestrian Tuesday night. Scanner Insider

A woman out for a walk with her husband Tuesday night was struck by a driver in a crosswalk on University Avenue at Acton Street, authorities in Berkeley report.

The 52-year-old woman was walking southbound in the crosswalk on the west side of the intersection when the driver — who was southbound on Acton turning right onto University — hit her at about 7:20 p.m., Berkeley police said.

The woman was taken to Highland Hospital for medical treatment and the driver remained at the scene, BPD said.

The woman's medical status was unavailable as of publication time.

Police do not believe impairment was a factor in the collision.

Westbound University at Acton Street was closed for about 20 minutes after the crash but it has since reopened.

The investigation is ongoing, authorities said.

It was at least the second collision in Berkeley on Tuesday in which a driver struck pedestrians in a crosswalk.

A driver turning onto Sacramento Street struck a nanny and a 2-year-old child in a stroller on Tuesday afternoon.

The toddler was fine, police said, but the nanny was taken to Alta Bates hospital for her injuries.

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