Six Injured in Downtown Oakland Crash

Police said the collision between an Oakland Public Works vehicle and an SUV at the corner of 14th and Franklin streets occurred about 10 a.m.

By Lisa Fernandez
|  Friday, Sep 28, 2012  |  Updated 6:21 PM PDT
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Police said the collision between an Oakland Public Works vehicle and an SUV at the corner of 14th and Franklin streets occurred about 10 a.m.

Police said the collision between an Oakland Public Works vehicle and an SUV at the corner of 14th and Franklin streets occurred about 10 a.m.

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Oakland police and emergency crews raced to downtown Friday morning to help following a two-car crash that injured six people.

Police said the collision between an Oakland Public Works vehicle and an SUV at the corner of 14th and Franklin streets occurred about 10 a.m. Two pedestrians, and four other people - two in each of the vehicles - were all taken to local hospitals, police said.

Two buildings, an art gallery and a nail shop, were damaged, and building inspectors were at the scene trying to figure out what happened.

 By 11:15 a.m. fire crews had cleared the accident.

 An employee at the Big Apple Cafe at 401 14th St. said a  pedestrian on the sidewalk across the street was hit when a vehicle struck  the building.

He said at least one car and a truck were involved in the crash,  and possibly a vehicle had run a red light before the accident.
    
Bay City News contributed to this report. 

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