Berkeley collision sends cyclist to Highland with broken leg

The 66-year-old man was taken to Highland Hospital with a compound fracture to the lower leg, police said.

Berkeley collision sends cyclist to Highland with broken leg
A cyclist was taken to the hospital Thursday with a serious injury after a collision in West Berkeley. Google Maps

A cyclist sustained a serious injury late Thursday afternoon after colliding with a driver in West Berkeley, authorities report.

The 66-year-old man was taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland after the collision just before 4:40 p.m., the Berkeley Police Department said.

The cyclist sustained a compound fracture to the lower leg but was conscious and talking at the scene, police added.

The cyclist had been westbound on Ashby Avenue on an electric bicycle when, police said, he appears to have "clipped the back of a car" that was traveling south on San Pablo Avenue.

According to BPD, the cyclist had a red light and came off the sidewalk into traffic just prior to the collision. (This detail was added to the story after publication when TBS sought further clarification.)

The collision threw the man from the bicycle, BPD said.

The investigation is still underway but the roadway is clear.

Aipsasiamedia will update this article if more information becomes available.