A cyclist lost his life this afternoon in a collision with a dump truck at Bancroft Way and Fulton Street, Berkeley police reported.
At about 3:38 p.m., police dispatch received calls reporting a serious accident. Officers found the cyclist, a man in his 60s, lying in the roadway on Bancroft Way west of Fulton Street. The truck driver did not realize he had struck the man, but returned to the scene after being alerted by a passing motorcyclist.
Berkeley Fire Department paramedics tended to the bicyclist and transported him to a local trauma center, where he was pronounced dead by physicians. The accident is under investigation. The sequence of events is not clear, said Sgt. Mary Kusmiss in a press statement. The driver of the truck has been cooperative throughout the initial investigation and is not under arrest.
The police are asking for the community’s help with this investigation. Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call the non-emergency dispatch line at (510)981-5900.
The name of the cyclist is being withheld until family members can be notified.