[04-07-2024] Contra Costa County, CA – 9-Year-Old Passenger Killed, Four Others Injured Following Hit-And-Run Crash in Concord

Published April 7, 2024

[04-07-2024] 9-Year-Old Passenger Killed, Four Others Injured Following Hit-And-Run Crash in ConcordA 9-year-old passenger was killed, and four others were injured following a hit-and-run crash in Concord early Sunday morning, April 7, 2024.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal incident occurred around 5:14 a.m. at the northbound Interstate 680/Highway 24 split.

A gray Mazda CX-9 was heading north when a 30-year-old motorist drove the vehicle through the dirt median, causing it to overturn multiple times before landing upside down.

The child was declared dead at the scene, while four other females suffered major injuries and were taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.

Additional reports indicate that several occupants were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

Anyone with further information about the fatal incident or the whereabouts of the 30-year-old Hispanic male driver is urged to call the authorities.

Don’t Know What To Do After An Accident?

Your safety and rights depend on what you do next after an accident. Remember the following steps if you find yourself in one:

  • Check yourself for any injuries.

  • Stay on the scene, call 9-1-1, and wait for emergency responders.

  • Move your vehicle to the road shoulder if safe; turn on hazard lights.

  • Fully cooperate with law enforcement and stay until cleared to leave.

  • Document the scene and injuries with photos and videos.

  • Seek immediate medical attention.

  • Contact your insurance company and find a personal injury lawyer for legal advice.

What A Lawyer Can Do For You

Many victims put off calling a lawyer even if they sustain injuries after an accident. However, lawyers can help you in many ways. They can provide you with police reports, CCTV footage, and witness statements to strengthen your case. Your attorney will also negotiate with insurance companies to get you fair compensation. 

The best part is that they will do all of these things for you at no upfront cost. So if you’re injured in an accident, hire a personal injury attorney to recover medical bills, car repair costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.