Highway 4 driver, cars, ambulance struck by thrown objects near G Street overpass
By Sergeant Morefield, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau
On Thursday, September 27, 2012 at approximately 9:45 PM, a 49 year-old Brentwood man arrived at an area hospital believing that he had been shot in the arm while driving on Highway 4 near the G Street overpass. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that the victim was actually struck by an object which was thrown through the windshield of his vehicle while he was driving through that location. This victim was ultimately treated and released from the hospital.
A short time later, a second victim, a 53 year-old, Discovery Bay woman reported having an object thrown through her windshield while she was driving through the same location. She was uninjured, but her vehicle was severely damaged.
Several days later, on Monday, October 1, 2012 at around the same time at night, there was a similar incident where an ambulance was on Highway 4 and struck by an object thrown from the G Street overpass. No one was injured during that incident, but it did cause significant damage to the ambulance.
The Antioch Police Department is currently investigating these cases but is asking for the public’s assistance in solving these crimes. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Koch with the Antioch Police Department at (925)779-6895.
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