OAKLAND -- A police officer responding to a call for back-up was injured in a car crash Saturday afternoon, according to police.

The Oakland officer was driving his patrol car near San Pablo Avenue and Thomas L. Berkeley Way at 1:05 p.m. when another vehicle struck his car, according to Officer J. Moore.

The unidentified officer suffered moderate injuries and was taken to a hospital and released, Moore said.

The driver of the other car was not injured and cooperated with police, he said.

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