A vehicle crash caused a SIGALERT at Highway 4 and Port Chicago in the City of Concord Saturday morning.
The crash occurred at 10:53 am and shut down westbound Highway 4 to 242 with up to four-vehicles involved with major damage. It was reported by CHP that a car flew off southbound 242 and landed on its roof under Highway 4.
By 12:42 pm, all lanes were open.
Update per CHP:
“DUI doesn’t just mean Booze” is more than just a Slogan
With the legalization of Marijuana, haven’t we all seen the advertisement campaigns for “DUI doesn’t just mean Booze?!” Well apparently this DUI driver hasn’t.
Today at about 10:52am, Contra Costa CHP received multiple calls of witness accounts of a White Ford Explorer traveling at estimated speeds over 100MPH on northbound I-680 and northbound SR-242. Those calls were then followed by calls of a rollover traffic collision at SR-242 and SR-4 involving that same reported White Ford Explorer over 100MPH. Upon CHP and emergency personnel arrival, it was determined that the White Ford Explorer veered across the roadway of SR-242 northbound, into the center median where it over turned and then rolled into the oncoming traffic of SR-242 southbound, just next to SR-4 westbound, colliding head on with several vehicles. Multiple people were transported to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek and Kaiser Hospital in Walnut Creek for their injuries, and the female driver of the White Ford Explorer was arrested for suspicion of FELONY DUI, causing injuries to others and under the influence of Marijuana and other drugs.
In the initial investigation, it appears that the solo female driver (35yrs old from Martinez) of the Ford Explorer was traveling northbound on SR-242 from northbound I-680 at speeds, according to multiple witnesses, over 100MPH. Just before SR-242 begins to merge with SR-4 eastbound, due to excessive high speed and impairment, the female driver veered the Ford Explorer across the roadway to the left, into the center median, began overturning down the center median and then rolled into oncoming southbound traffic of SR-242. Then her Explorer collided head on with multiple vehicles (5 vehicle collision in total). The female driver of the Ford Explorer was arrested for suspicion of FELONY DUI causing injuries to others and under the influence of Marijuana and other drugs, then transported to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek to treat her minor injuries.
Three other people from the other vehicles were also transported to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek for major injuries but non-life threatening. And one other party was transported to Kaiser Hospital in Walnut Creek for minor injuries. This area of the freeway was shut down for approximately 1 hr and 20 minutes for the investigation.
This collision is still under investigation and if anyone witnessed it or the events leading up to it, please contact Contra Costa CHP in Martinez, and contact Officer Mendoza. (925) 646-4980. Thank you.
|12:42 PM||43|| ^***CANCEL SIGALERT*** ALL LANES OPEN|
|12:41 PM||42|| 404 242 OPEN FRM WB 4|
|12:41 PM||41|| COPY LINE 114 THX, 1039 DOTCC|
|12:41 PM||40|| 180 ONR IS OPEN|
|12:38 PM||39|| 241 OPEN UP HARD CLOSUSE WB TO SB 242 ALL LNS OPEN|
|12:26 PM||38|| 19-180 VIA MDC 180 INFO– 2 PLTS OF 7RDT533, 2014 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE, SUV, GRY TAKEN FOR 22651G VC BY SAVE TOW|
|12:15 PM||37|| LINE 92 WAS SAVE TOW|
|12:05 PM||36|| 1039 DOTCC FOR ETA, 1023 PLS|
|12:04 PM||35|| TRANS NB 242 TO EB 4 CD 4 B/O POSTS AND 50 FT GUARDRAIL DMG|
|11:49 AM||34|| [Rotation Request Comment] ***** 1039 All Bay Cities Tow 925.685.0860 SD 214|
|11:47 AM||33|| COPY, 1039 DOTCC|
|11:47 AM||32|| 404 WB IS BACKED UP TO WP //HAVE PERM TO USE RS|
|11:45 AM||31|| 405 SAVE TOW NOW ADVSING CAN ONLY HANDLE / ROLL 1185 FOR HOND 4D MAJ FE|
|11:41 AM||30|| 4 VEH 1180|
|11:41 AM||29|| 1039 BT|
|11:39 AM||28|| A19-683A BT JOHN MUIR WLCK ETA 20|
|11:07 AM||27|| 241 TRANS COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN FRM|
|11:06 AM||26|| Secondary Location for A19-682A: .PCHR ONR TO 242.|
|11:05 AM||25|| Secondary Location for A19-180A: PCHR ONR TO 242.|
|11:05 AM||24|| 682 ON PCH ONR TO 242 BLKG|
|11:05 AM||23|| 682 ONR TO 242 BLKG|
|11:04 AM||22|| ^***ISSUE SIGALERT*** WB 4 TO 242 CLOSED DUE TO TRAFFIC COLLISION, UNK ETO. REFER TO LOG 1163.|
|11:02 AM||21|| LE SIGALERT RQ|
|11:01 AM||20|| 404 SHUT DOWN ONR PCH TO 242|
|11:00 AM||19|| 404 RQ 405 OR ANOTHER UNIT TO RESP TO GET TRANS TO SHUT|
|10:59 AM||18|| *** SAVE TOW SENDING 2 TRUCKS NB 242 TO EB 4 AND 1 TRUCK WB 4 TO SB 242 ***|
|10:59 AM||17|| START SIG ALERT|
|10:58 AM||16|| 404 CPYS SHUTTING DOWN TRANS NOW|
|10:58 AM||15|| [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 Save Tow CNCD W/ 3 TRUCKS 800.843.8854|
|10:58 AM||14|| HAVE 404 SHUT DOWN TRANS FRM WB TO SB 242|
|10:57 AM||13|| 1039 1141|
|10:57 AM||12|| 23103 VEH WAS TRANS TO EB 4 DOWN EMBANKMENT 3-4 VEHS W/ MAJ DMG|
|10:56 AM||11|| 1185 X 3 – SEVERAL VEHS BLKG 3 LN|
|10:55 AM||10|| UNK VEH OT’D / CAME OVER HILL INTO SB LANES / UNK IF 1125|
|10:55 AM||9|| 241 NB 242 RTRANS TO EB 4 3 VEHS IN CD / 1 VEH OTD BLKG TO WB 4 TO SB 242 TRANS|
|10:55 AM||8|| 1039 1141 LINE 20|
|10:55 AM||7|| 1039 1141|
|10:54 AM||6|| 683 VEH OTD FRM NB 242 TO SB SIDE|
|10:54 AM||5||  UNK IF BLKNG|
|10:54 AM||4||  VEHS SPUN OUT|
|10:54 AM||3||  WHI FORD BRONCO VS UNK|
|10:53 AM||2||  APPROX 15 VEHS INVOLVED|
|10:52 AM||1|| 3 VEH TC|