Berkeley police investigate collision on San Pablo Avenue

map screenshot of the location of a collision
A pedestrian was severely injured in a traffic collision near San Pablo Avenue and Oregon Street on Thursday. The Berkeley Police Department arrested the driver on suspicion of driving under the influence.

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The Berkeley Police Department investigated the site of a traffic collision that left a pedestrian in critical condition Thursday.

The collision took place Thursday afternoon when a vehicle hit a pedestrian near San Pablo Avenue and Oregon Street, according to a Nixle Alert from BPD. The pedestrian, a 59-year-old man, was seriously injured in the accident and transported to a nearby trauma hospital, the alert stated.

The 65-year-old Berkeley resident driving the vehicle was contacted and later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Police closed San Pablo Avenue between Grayson Street and Heinz Avenue for several hours following the crash to further investigate the scene, according to the alert.

A later Nixle Alert sent at 8:15 p.m. Thursday announced San Pablo Avenue had reopened.

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Sebastian Cahill is the university news editor. Contact him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter at @SebastianCahil1.