Police motorcycle at Ashby and Benvenue by Juliet Wayne

A Berkeley police officer was sent to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after her motorcycle was struck by a car.

The accident happened around 4:20 at the intersection of Ashby and Benvenue. Police closed the intersection while they investigated the accident.

The officer, who was not identified, was not seriously injured.

The streets were reopened about 45 minutes later.

Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside and CItyside co-founder, is a journalist and author. Her first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California, published in November...