BERKELEY -- A 97-year-old man died from injuries sustained after being struck by a car Friday, police said.

Around 12:23 p.m., Berkeley officers responded to an injury collision at the intersection of Bancroft Way and Sacramento Street.

When officers arrived, they were told a car struck a 97-year-old pedestrian while he was crossing the street.

The pedestrian spoke to officers at the scene and was taken to a hospital for treatment. But around 6 p.m. Friday, police were notified the man, identified by the Alameda County Coroner's Office as Joseph Luft, had succumbed to his injuries.

Police said it does not appear that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the collision and that the driver involved in the crash is cooperating with investigators.

Anyone with information on the collision can call the department's Traffic Bureau at 510-981-5980, or the on-emergency number at 510-981-5900. If a person wishes to remain anonymous, he/she can call the Bay Area Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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