traffic officer seriously injured After hitting his motorcycle by an 18-year-old driver who didn’t respect a red traffic light Berkeley in the Bay Area, in Alameda County.
The incident took place at the intersection of Sacramento Street and Dwight Way at around 1:20 p.m. Saturday.
BPD traffic officer critically injured in accident on Sacramento Street https://t.co/fQm93GuTih
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According to officials, moments before the accident Two Berkeley Police Department traffic officers with lights and sirens on their motorcycles, were heading south on Sacramento Street in response to a report of a collision with injuries in South Berkeley.
Most of the cars in the area stopped to approach motorcycles, but one motorist, driving north on Sacramento Street, Turned left on Dwight and hit one of the officers, seriously injuring him.
official He was transferred to the trauma center at Highland Hospital. for medical care.
accident caused by teenager
The accident was caused by the driver, An 18-year-old teenager in a plate vehicle outside the state.
Eyewitnesses to the incident noted that several motorists assisted the injured officer, while a nurse practitioner, who was near the scene, gave the officer first aid when the ambulance arrived.
It was mentioned that the driver stayed at the place and offered all cooperation with the authorities.
California Highway Patrol investigators are coordinating an investigation into the accident.
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