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Updated: 3 Children Airlifted After Vehicle Crash on Sycamore Drive in Antioch

by ECT

At 3:21 pm, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District responded to a vehicle crash at Sycamore and Manzanita in the City of Antioch.

It was reported that a vehicle crashed into a house injuring 5 patients, including 4 pediatric children. Antioch Police Department officers responded and blocked off the roadway.

A total of 4 AMR units were requested to the scene along with 3 medical helicopters for the pediatric patients.

According to preliminary information, two vehicles were traveling on Sycamore when one vehicle tried to go around another vehicle causing a t-bone style crash which sent a car onto the sidewalk which struck three children and sending the vehicle into a house.

Contra Costa County Fire stated that three 12-year-olds were injured, a 9-year-old was injured and a 21-year-old were injured.

UPDATE per Contra Costa County Fire
Five patients, 3 children & 2 adults, transported by Con Fire, assisted by CalStar & Antioch PD, to area hospitals as a result of this afternoon’s multi-casualty vehicle accident in Antioch. Patient ages from 12-to-29.

Antioch Police Update

ANTIOCH, CA. On 9/16/2022, at approximately 3:20 PM, Antioch Police Department Dispatch began to receive numerous reports of a major injury collision in which three juvenile pedestrians were struck by a vehicle. Witnesses stated that a red Chevrolet Impala struck a tan Mercury Mystique in the area of Sycamore Drive and Manzanita Way, forcing the Impala in the direction of the juveniles walking on the southwest corner of Sycamore Drive and Manzanita way.
At approximately 3:23 PM, Antioch Officers arrived at the scene of the collision and located two of the juveniles who were in critical condition. Officers immediately began life-saving measures when the third juvenile was located several feet away. With the assistance of Medical Emergency Services, all three juveniles were given medical attention at the scene and ultimately life-flighted to local area hospitals to receive additional medical care. Additionally, the driver of the Mystique was transported to a local area hospital as a precaution. In contrast, the driver of the Impala was also life-flighted to a local hospital for serious injuries sustained during the collision.
According to witness statements, the Mercury Mystique was traveling westbound on Sycamore Drive and was waiting for traffic to clear before turning left (southbound) onto Manzanita Way. Simultaneously, the Chevrolet Impala exited Sycamore Square onto westbound Sycamore Drive at a high rate of speed. As the Impala approached the Mercury, the Impala attempted to pass the Mercury on the left just as the Mercury began to make the left-hand turn. Regrettably, the result was the Impala colliding into the Mercury, propelling the Impala in the direction of the juveniles reportedly walking home from school.
We offer our deepest condolences to the families of this tragic and unfortunate incident and pray for a speedy recovery for all the involved parties. Additionally, we would like to thank all the community members and first responders who assisted as this event unfolded.
Due to the ongoing and active nature of the investigation, no further information will be released at this time. Updates may be made available on the Antioch Police Departments social media pages.

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JMHO Sep 17, 2022 - 9:50 am

Why try and save the guy driving the red Impala. Should just leave him to die! Smh

Joe Sep 18, 2022 - 10:51 am

Bro the boy that got the worst of the three is my step son and he’s fighting for his life he’s only 12 years old his spine disconnected from his skull he’s in critical condition everyone just pray for my wife and her family please

Meme Sep 25, 2022 - 7:54 pm

Heard the driver of the impala that was speeding got released from the hospital. Why wasnt he taken to jail? Why is he getting away with speeding, going around a car on the left that was turning left, hitting the children, and even got out his car and tried to run but couldnt because of his injuries. #justiceforthekids

Anonymous Oct 2, 2022 - 3:26 am

Two of the children are going to recover the one boy who was under the car has passed away.

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