10-year-old boy expected to recover after struck by car
A 10-year-old boy was hit by a car after he ran across the road in Antioch Wednesday afternoon, Antioch police said.
The boy was hit around 2 p.m. by a car driven by a 75-year-old Pittsburg resident near A and West 15th streets, police said.
The boy was conscious and breathing when fire and medical personnel arrived at the scene. A medical helicopter arrived a short time later to take him to Children’s Hospital in Oakland.
He suffered head and neck injuries, and was expected to recover as of Wednesday evening, police said.
Based on a preliminary investigation, it appears the boy attempted to run across A Street into the path of the car that hit him, police said.
Police said speed, alcohol, and drugs do not appear to be factors in the incident.