OAKLAND -- A 67 year-old woman was in grave condition Tuesday after she was struck by a BART pickup truck while crossing a street near Lake Merritt.

The woman's name was not released pending notification of relatives.

The incident happened about 11:35 a.m. at the intersection of Jackson Street and Lakeside Drive. Police said the woman was crossing on the 200 block of Lakeside Drive when she was struck by the pickup truck, which had turned onto Lakeside from Jackson.

Police shut down the westbound lanes of Lakeside while conducting their investigation. The 56-year-old BART employee, whose name was not released, was given a routine test for alcohol and drug use.

Police believe the woman may have been walking to her home, which was a few blocks from where she was hit.



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