On 04/12/16, at 10:00 pm, Antioch Police officers responded to the intersection of A St. and the Highway 4 on ramp on a report of a vehicle collision with a person trapped. Upon arrival, officers located a SUV that had collided into the rear of an occupied parked highway road crew cone truck.
According to Antioch Police Sergeant Rick Martin, the driver of the SUV, a 35 year old male from Antioch, and sole occupant of the vehicle had to be extricated from the vehicle by Contra Costa County Fire. The driver was transported to a local hospital with major injuries.
The two occupants of the work truck were also transported to a local hospital with injuries that were considered to be minor.
Sgt. Martin stated the investigation revealed the driver of the SUV had collided into another vehicle at the intersection of A St. and Rossi Ave. just moments prior to the collision at A St. and Highway 4.
There were no reported injuries in that collision. The preliminary investigation indicates speed is a factor in the collision. It is unknown at this time if alcohol and/or drugs were involved. No further information will be released at this time.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Antioch Police at (925) 778-2441 or Traffic Officer Eric Johnsen at 925-779-6900 ext.84265. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH
8:18 am Update:
Antioch Mayor Wade Harper stated he arrived on scene shortly after the accident and observed a smoking car and not a lot of movement. He was there about 4 minutes before fire and police arrived.
“Lori Ogorchock was already on the phone with dispatch, I told her to tell them we need code 3 ambulances and the guy is pinned in the car,” explained Harper. “I said we need a fire extinguisher which someone from the community brought to the scene. Firefighters and police did much more than I did. I just assisted and I wanted to talked the victim through it who was in and out of consciousness.”
When fire arrived, Harper told him the victim’s name and that he was breathing. I then backed away from the crash scene and let the firefighters do their job.
Harper then talked with Ogorchock for a while as she was shaken up from the injury after her vehicle was one of the first cars hit, but suffered minor damage and she was not injured.
“As someone in law enforcement for 24-years, I stepped into action and tried to assist where SI could until others arrived,” said Harper.
It took CONFIRE about 25-minutes to free the male trapped from the vehicle.