By Max Darrow
OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Two East Bay deputies had been hospitalized late Wednesday morning in Oakland once they had been struck by a suspect in a stolen automotive earlier than he was taken into custody, in keeping with authorities.
The Alameda County Sheriff’s Workplace advised CBS SF a person purposely bumped into one officer after which dragged a second officer in his try to flee, simply a part of a wild chase alongside I-580 Wednesday.
“It’s virtually like one thing out of a film,” stated Alameda County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Kelly.
The incident started in unincorporated San Leandro. Deputies had been on patrol close to a hundred and seventieth Avenue and noticed a stolen pickup truck, in keeping with Kelly.
The deputies tried to cease the truck, however the driver took off, travelling within the incorrect path on I-580. The driving force then deserted the truck on the freeway and ran off the street in direction of Foothill Boulevard.
He then went for an additional automotive -– a black hatchback.
Deputies confronted him, with one in every of them really stepping into the automobile and combating the suspect for the automotive keys. The suspect was capable of begin the automotive and drive away because the deputy tried to get out of the automotive, dragging the deputy about 15 yards, in keeping with Kelly.
The driving force then crashed into the second deputy earlier than taking off on I-580 as soon as once more.
“Throughout that escape, he struck a second officer and a patrol automobile. Our second officer acquired what’s doubtless a damaged arm and lacerations to his fingers,” Kelly stated.
Authorities stated each deputies had been transported to the hospital with non-life threatening accidents. The deputies are anticipated to be okay.
The suspect made it a number of miles up I-580 earlier than exiting at 98th Avenue in Oakland. That’s the place the incident got here to an finish, when the suspect crashed into a number of autos.
That crash was reported by the KCBS Visitors Twitter account at round 11:23 a.m. There have been further stories that the automotive in query was concerned in a police pursuit.
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Chopper 5 video confirmed a scene on the 98th Avenue onramp that seemed to be an accident involving two autos. There have been a number of police, hearth and ambulance models seen. Not less than one particular person could possibly be seen getting loaded into an ambulance on a stretcher.
The suspect was injured within the collision and brought into custody.
“Not precisely positive what was occurring with him. Was he operating from different crimes? Did he do one thing extra severe that he felt the necessity to go to this degree of carnage?” Kelly stated. “We’ll be wanting into that.”
Investigators haven’t launched the suspect’s id but or detailed what fees he is perhaps going through.