Two Injured When Car Smashes into Oakland Homeless Camp — Jan 1, 2017
The California Highway Patrol was in pursuit of a driver of a Buick when he ran through a homeless camp in Oakland on the morning of January 1rst, 2017. Two residents were injured. It was approximately 1:10 a.m. when police attempted to stop the car from driving recklessly on the I80 connector, eastbound to I580. He tried to avoid apprehension and took off, only to barrel through a sidewalk and flip, landing upside-down in the homeless camp. The driver escaped the car and tried to take off on foot but police were able to catch him. They identified him as Nicholas Turrentine, 32, of Oakland. He suffered minor injuries. Two of the homeless received moderate injuries and were transported to an area hospital for treatment.