For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Jennifer Coats, Officer/PIO, (510) 981-5780


Berkeley, California (Wednesday, December 12, 2012) - Berkeley, California (Wednesday, December 12, 2012) – At approximately 3:11 p.m., the Berkeley Police Department (BPD) received reports of an injury collision near the intersection of Shattuck Avenue and Rose Street.  It was reported involving a vehicle and a motorcycle.  

When BPD arrived on scene several people were rendering aid to the downed motorcyclist.  BPD then assisted with administering CPR to the motorcyclist.  The Berkeley Fire Department (BFD) Paramedics arrived on scene and transported the motorcyclist to a local hospital.  The motorcyclist, a male in his early 30s was pronounced deceased at the hospital.    

The BPD Fatal Accident Investigation Team (FAIT) was contacted and responded to the scene to handle the investigation.  FAIT members have specialized training in reconstructing and diagramming fatal collisions.  The cause of the collision is still under investigation.  

The driver of the involved vehicle remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.  At this point BPD does not believe that drugs or alcohol contributed to the cause for the collision.  

We are currently not releasing any further information about the motorcyclist’s identity.  We want to ensure that his family is properly notified.    

BPD is encouraging anyone who may have witnessed the collision to please contact the Traffic Bureau at (510) 981-5980 or our non-emergency number at (510)981-5900.