Updated: 4 in Critical Condition After Vehicle Pursuit Leads to Head on Crash in Antioch

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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.

Update:
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.


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      • Going on 19 years champ. Thanks for asking. Hoping the victims all survive. Time is of the essence.

        • It was heart-wrenching seeing the little child’s car seat sitting on the ground. The victims were severely injured and are in very critical condition. The truck (F-150) they were in looking like an accordion after the crash.

    • What was the weather like at the airport where the helicopter was at? Medical helicopters fly VFR so they can get grounded if the weather is bad anywhere along the path they have to fly to the scene and to the hospital.

      • Who gives a f##$ about the weather or chopper Dame poor lil kids all cause some lame tweek couldn’t do the right thing an own his mistake pull over n do his time I got many people inside jail n prison ima make sure that punk pays for killing that lil girl!!!

        • Unforntunatly, they will put this fucking POS in some sort of protective housing, just like they do with molesters. Ive said it 100 times before, put all types of prisoners together, let them self govern. They would teach these scumbags a lesson, then kill them and i would have zero issue with that!

    • Yes! The police caught him and he was seen lying on the pavement as the ambulances arrived. They packed him up and took him to probably John Muir — our closest trauma center. Those he injured was also transported.

  1. Two little girls are in critical condition because some piece of shit in a stolen truck decided to run from the cops I hope you get your fucking ass handed to you in jail you punk ass you injured 2 kids I hope you rot in jail forever prayers to the the injured victims and there family

  2. I lived right down the street from there. Everyday the ghettoness is getting worst. Glad I left but feel bad for the hard working people that live there and want peace. The Democrats keep letting more criminals out prison then they flock to areas of low income like Antioch in groves. VOTE THEM ALL OUT and save CA before its too late

  3. I hate driving anywhere near that area .. there is always something going on…….. running of red lights, cutting people off, etc. The mother of a friend of mine got her car shorn in half there a few years ago by some idiots running a red light. At least one of the ghetto rats lost a finger in a crash that HE caused.

  4. Sad. So sad. Hope those kids are going to be ok. Also hope that person in the stolen truck dies and very painful and horrible death after being ass raped repeatedly in the penn. rot in hell.

  5. Should have pulled the 23 year old out of the F-250 truck and shot him/her on site. Saved us all the trouble and the tax dollars.

  6. That intersection is an absolute disaster at all times of day and night. You really take your life in your own hands. Now with so many people driving while high it will only get worse. Come on Antioch give your residents some help on these roads, please.

  7. Dang, this is sad news. I hope everyone recovers and heals quickly. It’s been so many years since I’ve been to Antioch and Pittsburg.

  8. Attention: The FBI and CSI are taking over the investigation. The male suspect is going to be sentenced life for attempted of murder. He will be transferred from County Jail to a Federal Prison.

    • “Attempted” murder? The 4 year old girl died at the hospital! The two year old child is on life-support.

  9. So sad when innocent little girls just riding in their car probably singing and having a good time get hit by this low life and takes the one little girl’s life and maybe the next little girl I hear she’s on life support those poor little angels they need to fry his ass I pray for the families of the two little girls is such a sad time

  10. So sad when innocent little girls just riding in their car probably singing and having a good time get hit by this low life and takes the one little girl’s life and maybe the next little girl I hear she’s on life support those poor little angels they need to fry his ass I pray for the families of the two little girls is such a sad time

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