UPDATE September 23, 2022: Gianathon Comfort has sadly been taken off of life support. The family made the extremely difficult decision on Thursday following the events of this tragic accident. Mason is expected to recover, but is reportedly suffering from “survivor’s guilt” due to how Gianathon’s condition progressed, and the critical condition that Cheyenne has been in. Cheyenne was in a coma, but has regained consciousness and was also removed from ventilator support. She will be assessed for possible brain damage.
This is an extremely difficult time as anyone can image. Our deepest sympathies goes out to this family. If you are able to, please visit their GoFundMe link in this article.
ANTIOCH, CA (September 20, 2022) – Three children from Antioch are suffering major injuries after being struck by a speeding car.
Mason, Gianathon and Cheyenne Comfort were walking home from school on Friday when a driver speeding in a Chevrolet Impala struck a Mercury Mystique, then hit all three children where they ended up in a yard.
The accident occurred on Sycamore Drive and Manzinta Way in Antioch, and the children’s parents say that if their son with the most severe injuries survives, he will be paralyzed from the neck down for life.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family during this very difficult time.
Witnesses say that the children were scattered in the yard as a result of the crash, with one being lodged in some bushes suffering severe head injuries.
The children’s parents were understandably distraught and heartbroken, as were witnesses who tried to help them.
There is no word on whether drugs or alcohol were factors in this crash.
It is also unknown what, if any, injuries the driver of the Mercury might have sustained.
Families in the neighborhood are already petitioning to the city of Antioch to do more to control speeding cars around that area.
Our deepest sympathies go out to Johnny Comfort and Jami Hanlin during this incredibly difficult time. And we will keep the thoughts of their children with us as they recover.
Liability In Antioch Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in pedestrian accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “An estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal crash-related injuries in 2017. Per trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash.” There are a number of factors that could lead to a pedestrian collision including:
- Drunk driving
- Driver distraction
- Inclement weather
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. The family of any victim that died in a pedestrian collision may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating the Three Children Struck by the Speeding Car in Antioch
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest sympathies to the Comfort children, Mason, Gianathon and Cheyenne, and to their parents. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.
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