A food delivery driver walking on Fulton Street in downtown Berkeley was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon after he was struck by the driver of a package delivery truck.

The collision was first reported at 3:45 p.m. between Bancroft Way and Durant Avenue, said Berkeley police spokesperson Officer Byron White.

The food delivery driver was returning to his full-size cargo van, parked between the rightmost lane and the bicycle lane on the southbound side of Fulton, when the driver of the passing truck struck him with the vehicle’s side view mirror, White said.

A food delivery driver “was returning to his vehicle (a full size cargo van) that was parked between the #2 lane and the bicycle lane” when the driver of a passing truck struck him with a side-view mirror, police said. Credit: Google Street View

The man who was struck was taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland. The truck driver stayed at the scene of the collision, and is cooperating with the investigation, police said.

“Because of the severity of the collision, the investigation is being handled by the department’s Fatal Accident Investigation Team,” White said.

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Alex N. Gecan joined Berkeleyside in 2023 as a senior reporter covering public safety. He has covered criminal justice, courts and breaking and local news for The Middletown Press, Stamford Advocate and...