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Unstoppable: Berkeley cyclist’s miraculous recovery after crash that nearly killed her

No one expected Meg Schwarzman to survive. Authorities say a driver, high on medical marijuana, ran her over from behind as she pedaled home from work at UC Berkeley in early February. She was pinned under the car when medics arrived. The 43-year-old doctor and researcher had been dragged 60 feet through the intersection at Fulton Street and Bancroft Way. She […]

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Hope, gratitude after near-deadly collision in Berkeley

The Berkeley scientist and mother who was struck by a motorist and trapped beneath his car while cycling near campus earlier this week is expected to pull through, family members said Thursday. “She’s critical but stable,” said Mike Wilson of his wife, Megan Schwarzman. “Every indication is that she will be coming home. But it’s going to be […]

Posted inCrime & Safety

Motorcycle rider injured in collision on I-80 in Berkeley

A traffic accident on Interstate 80 west of University Avenue in Berkeley on Thursday morning sent a motorcycle rider to the hospital with major injuries, according to authorities. At approximately 6:20 a.m., Oakland CHP units responded to a collision on the westbound lanes of I-80 west of University, according to Officer Sean Wilkenfeld, spokesman for […]

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As students recover in hospitals, support grows for survivors and victims of Berkeley balcony collapse

By Francesca Paris and Eden Teller As the bodies of the Irish students killed in the recent balcony collapse accident in Berkeley were being prepared for repatriation back to Ireland, the seven students injured in the accident continued to recover in several Bay Area hospitals. Aoife Beary, Clodagh Cogley, Sean Fahey, Conor Flynn, Jack Halpin, Niall Murray and Hannah Waters […]