At 7:33 pm Monday, a 3-year-old was struck by a vehicle in the 2600 block of Somersville Road in the City of Antioch.
The incident occurred near the Sears Building off Somersville Road and Delta Fair Road where it was reported the 3-year-old was not breathing and a citizen was in CPR.
While responding, Contra Costa County Firefighters requested a medical helicopter to land in the Somersville Towne Center Mall shopping center parking lot. Engine 81 and Engine 83 responded to the incident.
By 7:47 pm, Engine 83 reported they were cancelling the medical helicopter and opted for ground transport with CPR in progress with two firefighters on board the ambulance.
No update on condition of the child has been provided and Antioch Police have yet to issue any information on the incident.
UPDATE: press release issued by APD
On 12/03/18 at approximately 7:32 pm, Antioch Police Officers and Emergency Personnel were dispatched to the 2600 block of Somersville Road on a report of a vehicle collision involving a vehicle vs. a pedestrian.
Upon arrival, Antioch Police Officers located a 3-year-old female juvenile in the parking lot of Sears non-responsive. Life saving measures were started until relieved by medical and fire personnel. The juvenile was transported to a local hospital where she was later pronounced deceased.
Antioch Police Traffic Investigators responded to the scene to conduct the investigation. Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor in this collision. The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Johnsen at (925)779-6900 ext. 84265 or [email protected].