ANTIOCH (CBS SF) — At around 7:30 p.m. Monday evening, a vehicle struck a three-year-old child near the 2600 block of Somersville Road in Antioch, officials said.
The incident happened near the Sears building off Somersville and Delta Fair Roads. A citizen reported that the struck child was not breathing after performing CPR.
Contra Costa County firefighters responded to the scene and requested a medical helicopter to fly down to the Sears lot, as well as two fire engines.
A witness told KPIX 5 that the vehicle barreled through the parking lot at a high speed when the child and her parent were coming out of the Sears store.
However, they decided to cancel the helicopter and resort to ground transportation only, making it easier to further attempt CPR. The child was transported to a nearby hospital.
Antioch Police confirmed the child died at the hospital.
Investigators determined drugs and alcohol not to be a factor in the incident. The driver remained on scene and cooperated in the investigation.