Bay Area/ Oakland/ Crime & Emergencies
Published on August 13, 2018
Oakland police officer critically injured in multi-vehicle collisionPhoto: Oakland Police Dept./Twitter

An Oakland police offer is in critical condition after colliding with two vehicles, including one semitruck, this morning at the Port of Oakland.

Just before 7 a.m., The Oakland Police Department reported that the patrol vehicle struck another vehicle then collided with a semitruck on the 1900 block of Middle Harbor Road, near the Oakland International Container Terminal.

The East Bay Times adds that the collision occurred around 2:49 a.m., as the officer was responding to a call regarding a suspicious person in the area. 

The officer, whose identity has not been released, was extricated from the wreckage by firefighters and underwent surgery at an area hospital.