Two People Injured in CHP Pursuit and Crash in Oakland

Published by on February 1, 2013

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Two people were injured Thursday night when a San Leandro man fleeing from California Highway Patrol officers in Oakland struck two other cars and a wooden pole, the CHP said today. CHP officers patrolling in the city of Oakland first spotted the suspect vehicle, a 1990 Oldsmobile, on Bancroft Avenue near 73rd Avenue around 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, and attempted to stop it after they noticed it had expired registration stickers, CHP Officer Sam Morgan said.

However, the driver of the vehicle, an Oldsmobile, attempted to escape, and the CHP officers pursued down Bancroft, Havenscourt Boulevard and Camden Street, Morgan said. On Camden west of 64th Avenue, the Oldsmobile crashed into a 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse and a 2012 Honda Civic before striking a wooden pole, Morgan said. The Oldsmobile’s passenger fled the scene on foot, and CHP officers detained the driver, who was identified as Charles William Eberhart, a 21-year-old San Leandro man.

Eberhart had an outstanding felony arrest warrant for firearms possession, and police later located a semi-automatic 9 mm pistol with a high-capacity magazine under the driver’s seat. Eberhart suffered moderate injuries in the crash. The driver of the Mitsubishi, 34-year-old Oakland resident Javier Martinez, also suffered moderate injuries and was transported to a hospital for treatment.

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