OPD Officer Hospitalized after Traffic Accident near 52nd Avenue

OAKLAND, CA (October 6, 2022) – Sunday morning, an Oakland Police Department officer was injured in a hit-and-run on Wentworth Avenue.

The incident happened around 10:00 a.m., at the 5200 block of Wentworth Avenue near 52nd Avenue.

According to reports, officers responded to reports of an unresponsive driver in the middle of the roadway of Wentworth Avenue. Upon arrival, authorities attempted to detain the driver. However, the subject woke up and sped off, hitting an officer in the process.

The officer was transported to a nearby hospital and is now in stable condition. At this time, the injured party’s identity and the suspect remain undisclosed.

Those with further information regarding the Wentworth Avenue hit-and-run are encouraged to contact OPD Criminal Investigations Division at (510) 238-3821.

Thousands of people are injured each year due to reckless driving. If you’re behind the wheel, pay full attention to the road and your surroundings. Do not engage in any non-driving activity which creates a potential distraction. You can help prevent an accident by following all traffic laws and observing safety precautions.

If you or a family member has suffered injuries in a hit-and-run crash, then reach out to Sweet James as soon as possible. Let them help you protect your legal rights and pursue compensation. Their seasoned personal injury lawyers will fight by your side and get what you rightfully deserve. Call their office today at (800) 975-3435 to speak with an expert legal professional free of charge.

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