California

His car sailed over a garage into a backyard. Then he fought police and paramedics, cops say

A driver was arrested early Wednesday after a crash where the car launched into the air, flew over a garage and ended up in a backyard in Oakland. When responders arrived, the driver attacked them, and a police officer ended up in the hospital, police said.
A driver was arrested early Wednesday after a crash where the car launched into the air, flew over a garage and ended up in a backyard in Oakland. When responders arrived, the driver attacked them, and a police officer ended up in the hospital, police said.

Police arrested a man after a dramatic car crash and an attack on emergency responders that sent a cop to the hospital, Oakland authorities say.

The crash happened just before 7 a.m. Wednesday, when police got a call about a crash, reported NBC.

The car went off the road at a high speed, sailed over a garage and crashed in a backyard, according to the Oakland Police Department.

When paramedics got to the crash, they saw the driver trying to walk away, according to KRON, then the man reportedly attacked them. When police showed up, the man assaulted the officers, as well, the news outlet reported.

Police said one of the officers was injured and sent to the hospital.

The driver, a 38-year-old man, was hurt but the injuries weren't life threatening, according to NBC.

The man was arrested, the police department said. Details were not immediately available regarding whether the crash was drug- or alcohol-related, CBS reported.

Chris Traber was driving on Highway 14 in Santa Clarita when he witnessed a dramatic road rage incident involving a motorcyclist and the driver of a sedan. He started recording as the incident escalated. Police are investigating. “We need to get t

Related stories from Sacramento Bee

  Comments