Police in Oakland hit vehicle during chase

August 20, 2010 12:59:38 PM PDT
An Oakland police officer and two other people suffered minor injuries after the officer crashed his patrol car into a van while pursuing a bus carrying a wanted parolee, a police spokeswoman said.

The officer was attempting to reach an Alameda-Contra Costa Transit bus traveling along 23rd Avenue at about 10:25 a.m. because a passenger on that bus was a suspected wanted parolee, Oakland police Officer Holly Joshi said.

The police cruiser crashed into a van traveling in the 2400 block of 23rd Avenue, injuring the van's two occupants along with the officer, Joshi said.