10-Year-Old Injured in Car Crash

Editor's note: Contra Costa Fire Protection District officials initially said the boy was 11 years old. Antioch police have since clarified the boy is 10 years old.

A 10-year-old boy was hit by a car after he ran across the road in Antioch Wednesday afternoon, Antioch police said. The boy was hit around 2 p.m. by a car driven by a 75-year-old Pittsburg resident near A and West 15th streets, police said. The boy was conscious and breathing when fire and medical personnel arrived at the scene. A medical helicopter arrived a short time later to take him to Children's Hospital in Oakland. He suffered head and neck injuries and is expected to recover, police said. Based on a preliminary investigation, it appears the boy attempted to run across A Street into the path of the car that hit him, police said. Police said speed, alcohol, and drugs do not appear to be factors in the incident.

Copyright © 2013 by Bay City News, Inc. -- Republication, Rebroadcast or any other Reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »