The man dropped off a young child at Malcolm X Elementary just after running the stop sign, BPD said.
It was the highest number of traffic deaths the city has seen since at least 1984, the Berkeley Police Department found.
City officials said the barriers posed a problem for delivery trucks accessing the nearby Alta Bates campus.
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.
A new stoplight at Virginia and Sacramento streets will soon be joined by other changes around the station.
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 city closed 4.2 miles of Berkeley roads to cars during the pandemic. The city manager says lessons from the program will inform a future bike plan.
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.