7-year-old injured in Berkeley hit-and-run during trick or treat

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A 7-year-old child broke their leg in a hit-and-run crash while trick-or-treating in Berkeley Tuesday. 

According to the Berkeley Police Department, the crash happened on the 1200 block of Derby Street at 6:24 p.m. The child and their mother were trick-or-treating when the mother stepped onto the street and the child was hit by a car. 

The child is in stable condition, police said. The car fled the scene and has not been spotted by police. It was described as a “dark-colored compact car” by Berkeley PD.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.

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