Last week a man was hit by a car while trying to cross Telegraph Avenue and Blake Street. Severely injured, the man died Friday, according to police.

Police have not yet released the man’s name, but say that he was in his 40s. The man was taken to Highland Hospital after the accident.

This adds to the grim reality of what looks like an unusual number of deaths in the city of Berkeley since the beginning of the summer.

* The first death of the summer was discovered in early May, when a body was found near some old train tracks in West Berkeley.

* Police found the body of 46 year old Terrence Broadnax in an apartment in Downtown Berkeley a few weeks ago.

* The body of a man was discovered off the Berkeley pier.

* An elderly woman died after being hit by a car.

* And probably the most shocking (but it doesn’t take away the magnitude or importance of the others), the suspected “murder-suicide” of a Berkeley family also occurred last month.

We asked this before, and we’ll ask it again: What the hell is going on?

Image Source: Skyler Reid, Daily Cal
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