Oakland police vehicle rear-ended on I-580

An Oakland police vehicle was rear-ended by another car while transporting a prisoner on Interstate Highway 580 in Castro Valley on Monday evening, police said today.

The crash happened at about 5:30 p.m. near the Eden Canyon Road exit. The prisoner was taken to a hospital and medically cleared before being booked into jail, police said.

The police vehicle was not damaged enough to need to be taken out of service. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash, police said.