Updated: Wrong-Way Driver in Stolen Vehicle Shuts Down Highway 4 After Head-on-Crash

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At 8:07 pm Saturday, a head-on vehicle crash injured 10-people with two patients being airlifted by medical helicopter to local hospitals.

The crash, which occurred on west bound State Route 4 between Sand Creek Road and Lone Tree Way required a Tier 1 MCI (Multi-Casualty Incident Plan) to be declared and a total of 11-firefighers to the scene including the California Highway Patrol, Oakley Police, AMR, CALSTAR and REACH.

The incident shut down State Route 4 in both directions.

Battalion Chief 5 was first on scene to locate the crash which had major damage. A minivan was in the center of the road and a second vehicle was overturned on the side of the highway slightly down the embankment.

Extrication of the patient in the gold sedan was required and was performed by Engine 52 (Brentwood) while Engine 88 (Antioch) triaged all patients in the minivan.

It was determined that two patients had to be transported to the hospital via medical helicopter including a minor to Children’s Hospital in Oakland with another patient to Eden Hospital in Castro Valley.

In total, 7 adults were injured and 2-children with one non-injury.

By 8:55 pm, the second medical helicopter lifted with a patient transported to Eden Medical Center. By 9:10pm, BC5 reported they were breaking down incident command with all units becoming available.

By 9:52 pm, all lanes of traffic were re-opened.


Update per CHP

WRONG WAY STOLEN VEHICLE CRASH ON HWY4 IN BRENTWOOD SENDS MULTIPLE PEOPLE TO HOSPITAL

Last night, 07-15-17 at about 8:07pm, Contra Costa CHP was advised of a head-on collision at HWY4 at Sand Creek Road in Brentwood, with the report of injuries.

Upon CHP arrival, multiple parties suffered major injuries and it was determined that one of the vehicles involved was a reported stolen vehicle out of Concord from the same day, a 1994 gold Honda Accord – License#7RAE887 – and that the gold Honda was traveling wrong way on HWY4. Two parties had to be air-lifted to trauma centers.

A 2015 Honda Odyssey van with seven occupants was traveling westbound on HWY4, just west of Sand Creek Road. The stolen gold Honda Accord entered the westbound lanes of HWY4, traveling wrong way-eastbound in the westbound lanes-from Lone Tree Way. The suspect vehicle was reported at a high rate of speed and passing multiple vehicles in the wrong way direction until ultimately colliding head-on with the Honda Odyssey. HWY4 was briefly shut down for the investigation.

Injured people from the 2015 Honda Odyssey are listed as follows:

  • The Driver
    • 30yr old Asian male adult, out of San Francisco, sustained moderate injuries.
  • Passengers:
    • a 34yr old Asian female adult, out of San Francisco, sustained minor injuries.
    • A female baby, 1yr old-out of San Francisco, just for precaution.
    • A 61yr old Asian Adult female, out of San Francisco, sustained major injuries but is in stable condition.
    • A 2yr old Asian Female baby, out of San Francisco, sustained minor injuries.
    • A 72yr old Asian Adult female, out of San Francisco, sustained minor injures.
    • A 10yr old Asian female juvenile, out of San Francisco, sustained minor injuries.

All injured parties from the minivan were taken to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek.

The suspect vehicle’s passenger, a 22yr old white male adult, out of Oakley, was transported to Eden hospital in Dublin with major injuries but is in stable condition.

The suspect driver, 24yr old RAFAEL DUARTE (DOB-11-16-92), out of Oakley, was transported to John Muir Walnut Creek for minor injuries.

Upon his release from the hospital, Duarte was arrested and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for the following charges; Felony DUI, possession and driving of a stolen vehicle, unlicensed drivers license, no vehicle insurance, and driving wrong way on the highway causing injury.

This is an ongoing investigation and if anyone witnessed this collision or has information regarding it, please contact CHP-Contra Costa in Martinez. Thank you.

Detail Information
5:12 AM 47 [167] C19-405C C19-405C 1097 @ MDF ”
12:45 AM 46 [161] [Appended, 00:46:17] [20] 1039 PARKS
12:42 AM 45 [140] SVS LOCATE FCN/1461719601425
12:32 AM 44 [138] 1039 RO WITH TOW INFO FOR LINE 74
12:15 AM 43 [137] 10-39 OAKLEY PD FAX 925-625-8857 W/27’S and 28’S PER S9 REQ
12:07 AM 42 [152] [Appended, 00:46:17] [11] 143-10 1097
10:53 PM 41 [126] Secondary Location for B19-403B: FOLLOWING THE 10851 VEH TO OLIVERS IN RICHMOND.
10:34 PM 40 [120] 1039 DUBLIN – FOR AIFU
10:25 PM 39 [111] PER COCO FIRE * TO EDEN
10:19 PM 38 [107] AND CONTACT FIRE – (NAME REMOVED) – SEE WHERE HE WAS LIFEFLIGHTED
10:18 PM 37 [105] see if oakland chp can go to children’s hospital to see if we can confirm identity and extent of injuries — 2 parties
10:09 PM 36 [102] 1039 ALL COUNTIES – WILL BE 1023
9:52 PM 35 [98] 1039 DOTCC
9:52 PM 34 [97] ^***CANCEL SIGALERT*** ALL LANES OPEN AT 2151 HRS
9:40 PM 33 [89] 1039 BT TO LINE JIHN MUIR
9:17 PM 32 [84] ^***UPDATE SIGLERT*** WB SR4 THE #1 LANE IS OPEN – THE #2 REAMINS CLOSED
9:17 PM 31 [83] 1039 DOTCC
9:17 PM 30 [82] #1 LANE OF WB 4 IS OPEN
9:00 PM 29 [79] ^***UPDATE SIGLERT*** EB SR4 ALL LANES OPEN – WB SR4 REMAINS CLOSED
8:58 PM 28 [76] PER S9 / THE LT REQ OAKLEY UNIT RESPOND TO TC —
8:55 PM 27 [75] ^***UPDATE SIGALERT*** BOTH DIRRECTIONS OF SR4 JWO SAND CREEK RD ARE SHUT DOWN AGAIN
8:54 PM 26 [74] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 OLIVERS / EVIDENCE / SD 412 / 800 696 9609
8:52 PM 25 [73] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 ARROWHEAD BOT – LL OLIVERS
8:48 PM 24 [71] 1039 / they are very 10-6
8:43 PM 23 [69] ^***UPDATE SIGALERT*** EB SR4 ALL LANES OPEN – WB SR4 REMAINS CLOSED
8:35 PM 22 [64] ^***UPDATE SIGALERT*** BOTH DIRECTIONS OF SR4 JWO SAND CREEK ARE SHUTDOWN AT THIS TIME – UNK ETO
8:34 PM 21 [63] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 ARROWHEAD SD 217 — 800 750 6539
8:33 PM 20 [62] * * ISSUE SIG ALERT * *
8:32 PM 19 [58] [Notification] [CHP]-LINE 43 IS SIGALERT
8:27 PM 18 [53] INQ IF OAKLEY WAS IN PURSUIT AND HAVE THEM SHUT DOWN SAND CREEK ONR TO WB 4
8:26 PM 17 [52] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 JESS HERNANDEZ SD 223 * 925 432 3000 WITH ONE FLATBED
8:25 PM 16 [51] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 ALL COUNTIES – NEG TRUCK AVAIL
8:22 PM 15 [46] 2 VEH 1180
8:18 PM 14 [43] ^***ISSUE SIGALERT*** WB SR4 JWO SAND CREEK RD – ALL LANES BLOCKED FOR THIS TRAFFIC COLLISION – UNK ETO – USE ALT ROUTES
8:18 PM 13 [42] PER COCO SO PD REQ ASSISTANCE**HAS A COMBATIVE PTY**CPZ CHP 1097
8:15 PM 12 [33] BC THAT VEH IS 10851 —
8:14 PM 11 [28] 1039 DOTCC
8:14 PM 10 [25] ALL LANES BLOCKED
8:09 PM 9 [18] BLK SLO LN
8:09 PM 8 [14] 1039 COCOFIRE THEY HAVE THE CALL ENRT
8:08 PM 7 [6] [Appended, 20:08:40] [2] GRY MINI VN IN SLO LN
8:08 PM 6 [11] [2] BLU VAN VS UNKN
8:08 PM 5 [5] [Appended, 20:08:40] [1] TAN SD O/T ON RHS
8:08 PM 4 [3] PER WIT GLD SD WAS DRIVING WW PRIOR T TC
8:08 PM 3 [10] [1] OT VEH
8:07 PM 2 [2] HEAD ON TC
8:07 PM 1 [1] GRY HOND VAN VS GLD SD

 

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  1. The person who was driving the wrong way on the freeway must have gotten on from an offramp! Can’t the traffic people install a device which could prevent this from happening by mounting a device which would allow people to exit the offramp, while keeping someone from getting on that way by shredding their tires? I know what this device looks like but I don’t know what it’s called.

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