Cop car collision sends man to hospital

A 58-year-old man who collided with an Oakland police patrol car this afternoon near Lake Merritt is in critical condition, according to police.

The collision happened around 1:30 p.m. when the patrol car traveling at slow speeds south on Third Avenue made a turn to East 12th Street, police said.

The pedestrian, an Oakland resident, was transported to a hospital for treatment, according to police.

The officer driving the car was the lone occupant and responding to a call for service, police said.

Police have not determined if the pedestrian was on the crosswalk at the time of the collision.

Anyone with information on the collision is asked to call the Oakland Police Department’s Traffic Investigation Unit at (510) 777-8570.

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