At 11:36 pm Monday, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District firefighters and Antioch Police responded to a vehicle crash at Deer Valley Road and Asilomar which sent four people to the hospital.
Two occupants were listed in critical condition where it took an hour to cut out the two people from the vehicle. The front of the car was pushed in and trapping the victims legs. Meanwhile, two occupants in the pickup truck foot bailed and went to an address nearby and called for an ambulance. The police went there and took them into custody.
Two people were life flighted by air ambulance to John Muir Trauma Center while two were transported to another local hospital.
Antioch Police have not released any information on the crash as of 8:00 am. It is unclear at this time if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.
UPDATE per Antioch Police
On 8/24/2020 at approximately 11:34 PM, an Antioch Police Officer came upon a major traffic collision between a large pickup truck and a small sedan at the intersection of Deer Valley Road and Asilomar Drive.
Several witnesses advised the driver of the pickup truck ran the red light and collided into the sedan in the intersection. The male driver and female passenger of the pickup truck fled on foot.
Officers conducting an area canvass located the suspect male and female a few blocks away. The male was placed under arrest and sent to County Jail.
The male driver and passenger of the small sedan were trapped in their vehicle with serious injuries. Con-Fire responded and took over 30 minutes to extricate them from the vehicle.
Both were transported via helicopter to an area trauma center for treatment. Both were admitted with one still listed in critical condition.The Traffic Unit was called out and took over the traffic collision investigation.