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Oakland police officers involved in two crashes along Highway 24

Oakland police officers were involved in two collisions overnight Monday, but neither was injured, according to the police department.

The California Highway Patrol believes slick roads played a role in one of the crashes.

At about 11:40 p.m. Sunday, an Oakland police officer was traveling on eastbound Highway 24 when the officer lost control of their patrol vehicle just past Wilder Road and crashed into a pole, police said. The officer was taken to a hospital and is expected to be OK.

The CHP and OPD are investigating, and a CHP officer at the scene told NBC Bay Area the rain played a role in that crash.

At about 1:30 a.m. Monday, another crash involving two vehicles occurred at the same location, and one of those vehicles ended up on its side, partially on top of another Oakland police vehicle, the CHP said. That OPD officer had been responding to the first crash.

A tow truck driver told NBC Bay Area he was almost hit by one of those cars.

Firefighters helped the driver get out of the overturned car, and he was able to walk to a stretcher. The other driver and the police officer also were uninjured.

Source: NBC Bay Area

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