Oakland firefighters had to extract Wingate, who was later taken to a local hospital. He is currently still in critical condition. No others involved in the crash were injured.
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Wingate, 22, started his career with the Oakland Police Department in 2013 and was hired as a trainee in 2016. He later graduated from the department's 176th Basic Academy in 2017 and is assigned to the Patrol Division.
Officials say they are still investigating the incident.
OPD says officer was trapped in his vehicle. Fire department extricated him from vehicle. pic.twitter.com/1g3aCy5qyw— Melanie Woodrow (@MelanieWoodrow) August 13, 2018
Update: @oaklandpoliceca tells me the officer in critical condition was “fairly new” to the force. All drivers involved in crash are on scene & cooperating. No one else was injured. Officer in hospital now. Road at port will be closed for hours. #BreakingNews @abc7newsbayarea pic.twitter.com/9ZzPDXcEXD— Jessica Castro (@JessicaABC7) August 13, 2018
Now on scene of #breakingnews: Oakland Police officer critically injured in early morning vehicle accident. Patrol vehicle struck car and then semi truck. Gathering details for @abc7newsbayarea pic.twitter.com/oaJnVUsOqb— Jessica Castro (@JessicaABC7) August 13, 2018
Oakland Police officer critically injured in early morning vehicle accident. Patrol vehicle struck car and then semi truck. Location Middle Harbor near berth 55-56. PIO is scene. pic.twitter.com/nvjnKZ2CuW— Oakland Police Dept. (@oaklandpoliceca) August 13, 2018