Investigation into East End car crash spree continues

Investigation into East End car crash spree continues

Michele Ellson

Photo courtesy of Cendrine McNeil.

Police are continuing to investigate a man who they said crashed his Dodge Ram truck into cars along Fernside Boulevard and Windsor Drive on Monday evening. The man's actions damaged 10 cars, including his own, but no one was injured.

"The good part of it was, nobody was in any of those cars. Nobody got hurt," Alameda Police Lt. Jill Ottaviano said.

Ottaviano said police were called at 5:41 p.m. about someone smashing his truck into parked cars along the two East End streets. She said the man hit two parked cars on Fernside and then rounded the corner onto Windsor Drive, striking additional cars after one of the truck's wheels came off.

Ottaviano said a group of citizens, including an off-duty officer from another agency, convinced the man to stay put until police arrived. He was cited and transported to a hospital after complaining of pain, she said.

She said police are awaiting the results of toxicology results to determine whether the man was intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.

Readers who weighed in on The Alamedan's Facebook page said witnesses heard the sound of tires squealing and cars crashing and said the man was "driving crazy" through the streets.


Submitted by Carol Fairweather (not verified) on Wed, Sep 11, 2013

Do you know anything about the police action at the Crown Beach parking lot on Monday around 11-noon? There were at least six police cars surrounding a man and a truck when I parked there to go for a walk. When I came back from the walk about 45 minutes later, there were at least three police cars still there. I didn't see the man.