OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A combative driver was in custody early Wednesday following a wild crash in the Oakland hills where a car became airborne, careened into a tree and ended up on a concrete backyard wall and a garage roof.
Helicopter video showed the badly damaged sedan perched up the wall and onto the garage roof in the 9900 block of Golf Links Road.
Oakland police tweeted that the crash took place just after 6:10 a.m.
As first responders were providing medical aid to the driver, he began attacking them with a medical spinal backboard. When an officer attempted to restrain the driver, the driver then began attacking the officer causing significant injuries. The officer was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Police said the car was driving southbound Golf Links Road at a high rate of speed when it became airborne. It launched over the garage and careened into a tree before it came to rest on the concrete block wall and the garage roof.
The driver was taken into custody. It was not immediate known if drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident.