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Antioch: Boy on Bicycle Struck by Vehicle in Hit and Run, Police Donate New Bicycle

by ECT

On Saturday, just after 2:00 pm, a 10-year-old was riding his bicycle in front of his home on Bart Ave and was struck by a vehicle who fled the scene.

According to police, as the boy (Wesley) was riding his bicycle, an unknown driver came up from behind him, struck him with their vehicle, and then fled towards Marie Ave. dragging the boys bicycle underneath it.

Photo by Antioch Police

Police said the boy was knocked off of the bike and didn’t end up underneath the car, but he still suffered multiple injuries, including a concussion, and had to be taken to the hospital.

Police are working the incident with few leads.

In the meantime, Officer McElroy contacted Ron Lopez, the owner of Schwinn City at 814 A. St., to see if the bike shop had anything similar to the bike Wesley had lost. Without hesitation, Ron, and his wife, Kelly, graciously agreed to split the cost of a new bike with officers and do what they could to help.

All officers from the dayshift crew heard what Ofc. McElroy was doing, and all chipped in their own money, and everyone in the APD dispatch center also donated money, and today, we purchased Wesley a new bicycle to replace the one destroyed in the collision.

This morning, the entire dayshift crew, and Ron Lopez, delivered Wesley’s new bike to him and his parents at their home. Ron included a new bike lock for the bike, and APD also added a new bike helmet.

Although no new leads as to the identity of the vehicle and driver from this case have yet developed,  the vehicle could only be described as an older grey sedan, similar in appearance to a Honda Accord. It possibly has tinted windows, and could have some front end or right side damage.

Anyone with any information as to the location of the vehicle or the identity of the driver, please contact the Antioch Police at (925) 778-2441 and refer any information to Ofc. McElroy, case number 17-10545

Information and photographs provided by APD

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MK Ultra Oct 1, 2017 - 1:38 pm

The next five centuries couldn’t generate enough positive PR to rescue the collective American military-police from the bottomless hole of massacres & corruption that its dug itself into.

Ahmad Oct 1, 2017 - 4:59 pm

Outstanding effort by the APD. Hopefully there are some witnesses who can come forward and provide a description of the cowardly hit and run driver.

Captain Oct 1, 2017 - 5:57 pm

But who’s paying for the bumber?

The_Donald Oct 1, 2017 - 9:48 pm

What is this socialistic handout? This does not teach hard work ethic, only that if bad circumstances happen there should be help. Sickening

Humberto Guevara Oct 2, 2017 - 8:31 am

They mean well but all this does is put this child in harms way again and next time it mite not have such a good out come …. life has no value if you live in the GHETTO (ANTIOCH) they should have (cops) took a pic with the boy for their good deed lol instead of buying this child a bike to put him in harms way again ..

MsKris Oct 2, 2017 - 3:37 pm

He’s 10 n did nothing wrong yet u all find fault in a kind gesture. Bitter miserable people.

Melanie Oct 2, 2017 - 9:16 pm

This is a kind gesture. Police departments and shop owners do it all the time. This doesn’t put a child in “harms way.” Kids ride bikes every day. Get real.

Simonpure Oct 4, 2017 - 11:42 am

Well said MsKris…I agree 100%. Aholes

Bashful Oct 6, 2017 - 10:40 am

Kid almost dies from hit and run

Police department
“Hey I got a idea let’s buy him a bike and just write a report “investigating it”

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