Person goes under AC Transit bus in downtown Berkeley

Person trapped under AC Transit bus on April 1. Photo: Tracey Taylor
A man collapsed against a stationary AC Transit bus on Friday, April 1. Photo: Tracey Taylor

UPDATE, 12:20 p.m. AC Transit spokesman Robert Lyles confirmed that a man collapsed while standing next to a stationary bus just before 10 a.m. Friday, apparently due to a medical condition. “He fell against the side of the bus, and slid between the curb and the bus,” Lyles said. There was no collision between the individual and the bus, Lyle said. The man was transported to Highland Hospital. His condition is unknown.

ORIGINAL STORY: Berkeley Fire and Berkeley Police responded Friday morning to an incident in which a man went under an AC Transit bus in downtown Berkeley.

The incident happened some time before 10 a.m. at the bus stop at Shattuck Avenue and Kittredge Street.

BFD paramedics worked to release the man who was near the rear right wheel of the no. 18 bus. He was released at around 10:15 a.m. and placed in an ambulance and transported.

His condition was unknown at press time.

Police officers diverted southbound traffic on Shattuck Avenue while the first responders were on scene.

A helicopter arrived over the scene at around 10:45 a.m.

Person trapped under AC Transit bus on April 1. Photo: Tracey Taylor
Traffic was diverted on Shattuck Avenue after a man collapsed at a bus stop on April 1. Photo: Tracey Taylor

Berkeleyside updated this story as it sourced new information.

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