At 12:52 pm Wednesday, Somersville Road near Delta Fair Blvd. was shut down after a police pursuit led to a head-on crash injuring four patients, including two children.
It is unclear which agency was in pursuit of a vehicle, however, Battalion Chief 8 reported all four patients were in critical condition. A medical helicopter was requested, however, due to weather, were declined.
At least 5 ambulances were requested.
By 1:21 pm, all patients were transported per Contra Costa Fire.
It appears both Antioch Police and Pittsburg Police were dispatched to the scene to secure the area and provide man power for another agency.
By 1:37 pm, it was stated the intersection will be shut down for “a while” for a police investigation. The condition of the four-patients are not known as at this time.
Update (4:33 pm) – per Contra Costa County Sheriffs Office
At about 12:47 this afternoon, the Office of the Sheriff received information of a stolen vehicle in Pittsburg. A Deputy Sheriff spotted the stolen vehicle, a Ford F-250 pickup truck on Bailey Road. The Deputy followed the vehicle as it headed eastbound on Highway 4. The Deputy did not activate the emergency lights on his vehicle.
As the suspect took the Somersville Road exit, he immediately accelerated at a high speed. The Deputy then activated the emergency lights on his vehicle. Moments later, the suspect vehicle went through a red light at Somersville Road and collided into a Ford F-150 that was heading southbound.
Three people, including two children, were injured in the F-150. They were taken to local hospitals. The suspect, a 23-year-old Pittsburg resident, was also taken to a hospital. He is not being identified at this time.
The countywide officer-involved protocol has been invoked. The investigation is being handled by the D.A.’s Office, Office of the Sheriff, California Highway Patrol, and Antioch PD.
Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to contact the Office of the Sheriff at (925) 646-2441. For any tips, please email: [email protected] or call 866-846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.