A woman was taken to the hospital with critical injuries Monday after a driver in a white van (pictured here) struck her in a crosswalk on Telegraph Avenue, July 25, 2022. Credit: Emilie Raguso

A woman in her 50s has been taken to the hospital with critical injuries after a driver in a van struck her in a crosswalk on Telegraph Avenue late Monday afternoon, authorities report.

The woman was walking across Telegraph Avenue at Derby Street at about 4:50 p.m. when the driver, who had just turned left onto Telegraph heading south from Derby, struck her, police said.

BPD is calling out its Fatal Accident Investigation Team, which handles both serious and fatal collisions for the department.

Streets around Telegraph and Derby are closed for the investigation and police said they would likely be in the area for the foreseeable future. AC Transit buses are being diverted from the intersection.

BPD said the driver remained at the scene and is cooperating. Police ruled out intoxication as a factor in the crash.

The pedestrian was taken to Highland Hospital for treatment and the investigation is ongoing, BPD said.

The story was updated after publication due to the developing nature of events.

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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...