John Carothers died doing what he loved: riding his bicycle on a sunny day, enjoying a beautiful October afternoon in the Bay Area.
Bystanders called for help and administered CPR until first responders arrived.
Ernestine Bankston was well-dressed, sharp and had a bright mind.
The man’s death first appeared to have been due to a medical emergency. On Wednesday, police asked for help to find the driver who hit him.
Authorities said the men had gotten out of their vehicles to argue about the collision and were standing in traffic when the other driver hit them.
Ernestine Bankston, 85, was identified as the victim in the early morning fire, the coroner’s office reported.
The vehicle was a “lowered, dark-color, mid 90’s sedan, with tinted windows (possibly a Nissan Altima),” police said.
“It hasn’t hit me yet,” his daughter told Berkeleyside this week. “I just don’t know what I’m going to do without him.”
The family’s attorney has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against DoorDash and the driver. The attorney also plans to sue the city, alleging inadequate lighting and signage.
A dynamic presence in the Bay Area hip-hop community for over two decades, the prolific Zion-I rapper was remembered during a Sunday celebration.
A pedestrian suffered major injuries after being hit by a driver in a van on San Pablo Avenue on Thursday afternoon, police report.
Steve “Zumbi” Gaines, who lived in Oakland, died at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley early Friday morning following a physical struggle with staff.