Posted inCrime & Safety

Car overturns after collision on Shattuck Avenue on Monday afternoon

Several Berkeleyside readers witnessed the dramatic result of a collision yesterday on Shattuck Avenue which saw a car overturn and land on its side. According to the Berkeley Police Department, the accident happened shortly after 3:00pm between Lincoln and Virginia. Remarkably, no-one was injured as a result of the incident which involved two vehicles. The overturned car, […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety, Schools

Malcolm X parents raise concerns over pedestrian safety

Signage makes clear there are issues with traffic and pedestrian safety outside Malcolm X Elementary School on Ashby. Photos: Tracey Taylor. Perhaps it’s because this particular school is located on a state highway, or perhaps it’s because one of its six-year-old students was run over on a crosswalk next to the school three years ago. […]

Posted inCity, Crime & Safety

Berkeley dangerous city for cyclists and pedestrians

Cycling in Berkeley is considered hazardous. Photo: Artbandito/Flickr Creative Commons. Berkeley is considered the most dangerous city of its size for pedestrians and cyclists, according to the city’s health department which, along with its police force, has received funds worth a total of $434,000 to address road safety. The health department ranked Berkeley number 1 […]