A 58-year-old Berkeley man was charged with vehicular hit-and-run causing injury, driving without a license and parole violation.
“If they don’t revise their practice of texting drivers while driving with unmounted cellphones,” said Mark Webb, “there will be more accidents.”
A driver struck 90-year-old Jacque Ensign as she walked on Marin Avenue near her North Berkeley home earlier this month.
The crashes took place Thursday and Friday just one block apart.
The woman, a 43-year-old mother, was on her way to meet her husband and their three children for lunch when the crash happened.
The pedestrian was crossing at Marin and Euclid avenues when the driver, who was coming down the hill, struck her in the crosswalk, police said.
The Berkeley Fire Department rushed the woman to Highland Hospital in an effort to save her life. She was not breathing and had no pulse.
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.
The driver was a teenage girl with out-of-state license plates, according to preliminary information.
“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 pedestrian suffered major injuries after being hit by a driver in a van on San Pablo Avenue on Thursday afternoon, police report.