Bicyclist seriously injured after traffic collision in North Berkeley

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Update: The intersection of Spruce and Eunice streets opened at 1:37 p.m.

A bicyclist suffered serious injuries in a collision with a vehicle early Sunday, according to a Berkeley Police Department alert.

The bicyclist collided with the vehicle at approximately 8:15 a.m. at the intersection of Spruce and Eunice streets in the Berkeley Hills, authorities said. The bicyclist suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to a hospital.

The Fatal Accident Investigation Team has been called to investigate the collision and to document the scene using specialized equipment. The involved driver and witnesses at the scene are cooperating with investigators.

The intersection will remain closed during the investigation, which police say will likely take several hours. In the meantime, BPD recommends pedestrians, motorists and bicyclists to consider alternative routes. An update will be issued when the intersection is open for traffic.

Authorities have no further information regarding the details of the collision or the identity of the parties involved.

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