The eastbound lanes of Ashby are closed, as of 1:30 p.m., while police investigate a traffic accident that sent one woman to the hospital. Photo: Tracey Taylor

A traffic collision on Ashby Avenue at College has closed eastbound traffic lanes and sent a woman to the hospital, authorities said.

Berkeley Police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats said the details of the accident remain under investigation. Officers “are still on scene processing (it) and speaking with witnesses,” she said via email at 1:25 p.m. 

Police first received a call about the crash at 12:08 p.m. It involved a truck and car both traveling on Ashby near College Avenue.  (One was eastbound and one was westbound, but Coats did not have information about which vehicle came from which direction at the time of this report.)

A truck ran off the road after a traffic accident on Ashby at College on July 17. Photo: Tracey Taylor

One of the vehicles, a light-colored truck, damaged some city property at the southeast corner of the intersection when it ran off the road due to the crash. Police said officers are still investigating whether the truck actually struck the building that houses Jeremy’s Department Store at 2961 College, or just came close.

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A woman driving this vehicle was taken to the hospital for treatment. Photo: Tracey Taylor

A 23-year-old woman who was driving a car involved in the crash was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Police did not have information on the extent of her injuries. The other driver, a 55-year-old man, was not transported, said Coats.

Coats said early information about the crash indicated that one driver turning in front of another had led to the crash, but further details would not be available until later.

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Emilie Raguso (former senior editor, news) joined Berkeleyside in 2012 and covered politics, public safety and development until her departure in 2022. In 2017, Emilie was named Journalist of the Year...