OAKLAND -- An unidentified 58-year-old Oakland resident is in critical condition after being struck by an Oakland patrol officer who was responding to a call for service.

The incident occurred at 1:38 p.m. Saturday when the officer's vehicle collided with the pedestrian in the intersection of Third Avenue and East 12th Street near Lake Merritt, according to Oakland police spokeswoman Johnna Watson. Police are still investigating the collision, and it is unknown whether the pedestrian was in the marked crosswalk when he was struck.

"This is an unfortunate incident that occurred today and it affects all involved," Watson said.

The officer was alone in the patrol car and traveling at a slow speed when it struck the man, who is being cared for at a hospital in the area, Watson said. The car's lights and sirens were not on at the time, she said.

No further details were immediately available.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is being asked to call the Oakland Police Department's Traffic Investigations Unit at 510-777-8570.

Check back for more updates.

Contact Jeremy Thomas at 925-847-2184. Follow him at Twitter.com/jet_bang.



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