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Oakland police officer injured in crash


A police officer critically injured Monday morning in a crash with a big-rig at the Port of Oakland is undergoing surgery, police said.

The crash happened about 2:50 a.m. on Middle Harbor Road near berths 55-56, the Oakland Police Department wrote on Twitter.

Oakland police officer injured in crash

More information on the officer’s condition was not immediately available from police. Authorities were at the scene as of 7:30 a.m. to investigate the collision.

The crash happened at the west gate of the Oakland International Container Terminal in the 2500 block of Middle Harbor Road, where the patrol car crashed into a parked big-rig. That gate will be closed while authorities investigate the scene, said Michael Zampa, communications director for the Port of Oakland.

The east gate is open, and as of 8 a.m., a line of trucks was waiting to get into the terminal, Zampa said.

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