Passenger suffers critical injuries in Berkeley crash

Bay City News
Friday, June 20, 2014
Crash on Tunnel Road in Berkeley.
Crash on Tunnel Road in Berkeley.

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Tunnel Road in Berkeley has reopened in both directions after an apparent DUI crash early this morning, according to Berkeley police.

The road had been closed in both directions after the 2:22 a.m. crash that seriously injured a passenger, police said.

As of 8 a.m., westbound Tunnel Road was open but eastbound Tunnel Road remained closed.

Around 11:30 a.m., both directions were open, according to police.

The crash was reported at 2:22 a.m. at Tunnel Road and The Uplands, according to police.

The passenger in the car, a 24-year-old man, was found with serious injuries. He was taken to a hospital and is in critical condition, police said.

The driver, a 21-year-old man, had fled the scene, but was found nearby by officers, police said.

He was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, DUI and other alleged violations, police said.

The car was the only vehicle involved in the incident, police said.