Police in Pittsburg Monday night were searching for a hit-and-run driver who sent a woman and her two children to the hospital.
The incident happened at around six p.m. on Crestview Drive. The woman was apparently walking along with her two kids on bicycles in the crosswalk when they were hit.
Neighbors told KTVU they weren't surprised by what happened. They said cars fly down this stretch of Crestview all the time. To make matters worse, visibility is reduced because of the complete lack of streetlights.
The children's bikes were so new the tags were still on them.
Emergency crews airlifted one of the children, while ambulances took the other two victims to a local hospital. Officers said they found the suspect's car a short distance away, but no driver.
Area resident Julie Young lives steps away from where the woman and children were hit. She and her neighbors said speeding cars are big problem on this part of Crestview Drive
"It's so sad to hear about, but I'm really not surprised," said Young. "They're going too fast. Everybody just needs to slow down a little bit!"
It was not clear how fast the driver in this case was going, but others said this isn't the first time there's been trouble here.
"They've had rollovers. They've had collisions," said neighbor Ron Renfrow.
Authorities did not the ages of the woman or her children.
KTVU asked a sergeant about their conditions Monday night, but he said police would have no comment on anything involving the case until Tuesday.
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