Car Accident Reports in East Bay
There were two scary auto accidents that happened in Antioch on Wednesday, August 31, 2016.
First East Bay Auto Accident Report
The first auto accident occurred where a man drove his vehicle into a power pole in Antioch. The accident took place at approximately 2:29 am nearby the downtown area at the intersection of Second Street and L Street. The power pole sustained damage from the impact of the vehicle which caused more than 400 customers to lose power in the area. According to the website for PG&E, the power outage was still affecting 418 customers at 12:00 pm, roughly 10 hours after the crash. The crash also affected power to the bus and shuttle system for the city causing the westbound 387 bus stop at West Third Street to be out of service at 12:00 pm. The driver was identified as 23-year-old Carlos Hernandez from Antioch by officers from the Antioch Police Department. Hernandez was found fleeing the scene by officers that were nearby when the accident first took place. Authorities arrested Hernandez for the suspicion of driving under the influence and also charging him with a hit-and-run violation.
Second East Bay Auto Accident Report
A pedestrian was struck by a minivan at the corner of Cavallo Road and East 18th Street in Antioch. The Contra Costa Fire Protection District dispatcher stated that the accident occurred at approximately 10:20 am. It was reported that the minivan struck the pedestrian and caused collision damage the Romi’s Liquor & Food’s store wall. The minivan appeared to have splatters of blood on the front bumper and a possible handprint on the hood of the vehicle. According to authorities, the impact of the minivan to the pedestrian caused the man to be sent to the hospital. The details pertaining to the condition of the man that was hit by the vehicle have not been released yet by the Antioch Police Department.
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Information Source for East Bay Auto Accident Reports: http://www.eastbaytimes.com/
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