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Police are investigating a crash on Alcatraz Avenue between Sacramento and California streets. Image: Google maps

Berkeley Police are on the scene after an injury collision between a driver and two parked cars in South Berkeley shortly before 1 a.m., authorities said.

Police are investigating whether drugs or alcohol may have been a factor in the wreck, said Berkeley Police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats.

Coats said police received a call at 12:53 a.m. about an injury collision in the 1500 block of Alcatraz Avenue.

According to the preliminary investigation, a driver in an SUV struck two parked vehicles, and three women in the SUV were then taken to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries for medical treatment, Coats said.

That area of Alcatraz Avenue was closed as of 1:45 a.m., but Coats said she didn’t think it would be closed much longer. Police are taking measurements related to the accident, and one or two vehicles between California and Sacramento streets, on Alcatraz, need to be towed. One of the vehicles received significant damage as a result of the accident.

Coats said there was “no clear indication” that drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash, but that police are looking into whether either was a factor.

Berkeleyside will update this story if more information becomes available Tuesday.

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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...