OAKLAND -- A 23-year-old Oakland man was gravely injured Thursday night when the dirt bike he was riding collided with a pickup truck in East Oakland, police said.

The man's name was not released.

The collision happened about 6:56 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of 79th Avenue and Holly Street which is a few blocks from Arroyo Viejo Park.

Police said the man was riding a "Honda motorcycle designated for off-road," commonly known as a dirt bike, eastbound on Holly Street when he collided with a Ford Ranger pickup truck driven by a 60-year-old Oakland man that was going north on 79th Avenue.

The 23-year-old man was not wearing a helmet, police said. He was taken to a hospital.

The truck driver was not hurt and stayed at the scene, police said.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the collision to call Officers Glenn Hara or Dan Tirapelli at 510-777-8750.



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