A driver and passenger in their 80s were taken to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after a solo crash on Martin Luther King Jr. Way in North Berkeley, authorities report.
Both occupants, who are from San Pablo, are expected to survive the collision, the Berkeley Police Department said.
The woman had been driving northbound on Martin Luther King Jr. Way just before 12:30 p.m. when she crashed into a tree and a short retaining wall on the east side of MLK just north of Vine Street, police said.
There were reports about a possible extraction by Berkeley firefighters, but it was unclear as of publication time whether that was needed.
(The Berkeley Scanner has asked BFD for comment.)
Police said both occupants of the car were taken to local hospitals for treatment.
No information was immediately available about the apparent cause of the crash.
Responding on Twitter to reports of the crash, local residents noted that there is a crosswalk at the intersection of MLK and Vine as well as a bus stop on the corner where the crash happened.
One community member also noted that it was "pure luck" that no one was waiting for the bus, that the tree appeared to have taken most of the impact and that the driver "narrowly missed those gas lines."
The Scanner will update this story if additional details become available.