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10-year-old boy expected to recover after struck by car

December 4, 2013 7:30 pm

Antioch boy being taken to MedicVac

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.