Speeding car slams into 3 Bay Area police cruisers at shooting scene, killing 1 passenger

Cruiser crash
A man was killed Tuesday after a speeding vehicle crashed into three Oakland police cruisers.
(Los Angeles Times)

A passenger in a speeding vehicle was killed Tuesday when the car slammed into three Oakland police cruisers parked at the scene of a shooting.

The crash occurred at 12:58 a.m. as officers were investigating the shooting in the 2500 block of 35th Avenue, according to Joe Wolfcale, a spokesman for the Oakland Police Department.

That’s when they saw a red Chevrolet Impala barreling toward them.

The Impala was speeding south on 35th Avenue, where the street lanes were blocked at Brookdale Avenue for the investigation.


The vehicle crashed into three Oakland police cruisers and two parked cars.

A 27-year-old male passenger, a Hayward resident, died at the scene. Three other passengers were taken to area hospitals and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.  

The driver, a 27-year-old Oakland man, suffered serious injuries and was also taken to a hospital.

Police said alcohol, as well as speed, played a role in the crash.


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