At 11:37 am Saturday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District and Contra Costa County Sheriffs Office responded to a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian at Anderson Lane at Lone Tree Way in Brentwood.
The male sustained major injuries including a head injury after reportedly tried to open the door of a vehicle. With a burst of speed, the vehicle accelerated with the male still holding the door before letting go and hitting the ground.
Engine 53 requested a medical helicopter was requested, but due to a nearly 40-minute response time as the local helicopter was on scene at another incident, they opted for ground transport.
The Contra Costa County Sheriffs Office is investigating the incident but believe this was not a carjacking attempt.