A Facebook fundraiser campaign has been launched after three children walking home from school were struck in a vehicle crash Friday afternoon in the City of Antioch. As of Monday morning, $605 has been raised.
According to the page:
Sept. 17, 2022
Please try to donate what you can for this family, three children were hit by a vehicle today on sycamore avenue, walking home from school in Antioch, Cheyenne was life flighted to UC Davis, Mason and Jonathan were transported to Children’s Hospital Oakland, all in critical condition Jonathan is my daughter’s godson and is in the worst condition , these kids will face a lifetime of uphill battles the family will face medical bills beyond what this family can pay I’m creating this fundraiser to go directly to the family and the children and their immediate bills for medical food and clothing, it will be spent with careful discretion and go to the right place please give what you can. I will post updates when available. Thank You so much Antioch, let’s pull this together and show how Antioch could come together and support our own
Sept. 18, 2022 at 6:43 pm
Mason is recovering from surgery on a fractured leg and his upper cheek area, Cheyenne is slowly being brought out of an induced coma from swelling on the brain, there are virtually no odds on a better outcome for Jonathan, he is at children’s hospital Oakland along with Mason who is recovering well, right now the odds are not in Jonathan’s favor and it is a very very short list right now…
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.