Fatal Traffic Crash East of Discovery Bay Shuts Down State Route 4

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At roughly 4:30 am Friday, the a fatal vehicle crash has shut down both directions of State Route 4 after two vehicles tried to pass a big rig on Victoria Island.

The incident also caused the big rig and equipment to go down an embankment as well as started a fire.

Contra Costa CHP has shut down traffic at SR4 and Discovery Bay Blvd preventing traffic from going eastbound.

The following CHP Log is from Stockton CHP.

Detail Information
7:41 AM 37 [75] C/T LEAVING THE DETOUR AT TRACY BL BUT WILL PUT A SIGN TK AT ROBERTS RD
7:24 AM 36 [74] STKN FIRE – BATALLION CHIEF HEALY
7:24 AM 35 [73] STKN FIRE TK 2 CAPTAIN SILVA/ENGINEER PASQUALICCHIO/FIRE FIGHTER RILEY/LAROCK
7:23 AM 34 [72] PER STKN FIRE ENGINE 2 CAPTAIN FORTUNA/ENGINEER HOSKINSON/FIRE FIGHTER LEE
7:22 AM 33 [71] 62-S4 // CT POSS SET UP DIVERT TRAFF AT ROBERTS SO SB 5 TRAFF CAN GET BACK ONTO 5 // 1039 CT
7:19 AM 32 [69] 103-S4 REQ FIRE PERSONELL AND MEDIC INFO
7:01 AM 31 [67] PER GGCC CT NOTIFIED AT 0646 – ETA 90 MIN / COC UNIT 97
6:43 AM 30 [65] A103-021 ALL STAR 97 / TAKING TO SCENE / CT HAS SR4 X TRACY CLOSED
6:43 AM 29 [64] SJSO COPIES LN 63
6:17 AM 28 [60] 1039 SJSO – WILL CHK IF AVAIL
6:15 AM 27 [59] 103-S4 SEE IF TPD CAN SEND UNIT TO SHUT DOWN TRFC AT SR4 / WILL BE CLOSED FOR A FEW HOURS
6:13 AM 26 [58] CT STUCK IN TRFC 4 X TRACY / S4 CPZ
6:11 AM 25 [57] 103-S4 REQ’G ETA FOR RD CLOSURE
5:54 AM 24 [53] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 MYERS TOW 209-575-1185
5:52 AM 23 [52] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 ALL STAR HEAVY HAUL FOR BOTH BIGRIGS 209-833-7107
5:45 AM 22 [50] ENG AND TRANS SEPARATED FRM BURNED VEH – 1185 WILL NEED EQUIP FOR THAT AS WELL
5:44 AM 21 [48] TOMATO TK / 1 CONTAINER ON OTHER SIDE OF RD
5:44 AM 20 [47] 2ND 1185 BIGRIG FOR -SEMI TRACTOR AND TRLR / DOWN EMBANKMENT / FRONT END IN WATER
5:42 AM 19 [46] 1039 CT
5:42 AM 18 [45] 103-S4 // REQ HARD CLOSURE AT TB
5:41 AM 17 [44] 1185 BIGRIG – FB 2 AXLE CAR CARRIER / 3 CARS ON IT – 4TH IN TOW
5:26 AM 16 [43] 103-14 RDWY CLOSED DUE TO TC
5:24 AM 15 [40] 103-14 FIRE OUT / EB/WB COMING IN SHUT DOWN
5:23 AM 14 [39] [Notification] [CHP]-S3 INQ IF RDWY SHUT DWN DUE TO ACCIDENT OR FIRE
5:07 AM 13 [33] ISSUE SIGALERT
5:04 AM 12 [30] 1039 GOLDEN GATE CC
5:02 AM 11 [25] C103-014 97 ALL LNS BLKD AT VICTORIA ISLAND
4:48 AM 10 [22] 1039 103-S3 / CONTACT S4
4:38 AM 9 [15] [6] ANOTHER SDN INVD POSS ON FIRE
4:38 AM 8 [14] [5] SEMI ENDED UP IN DITCH
4:38 AM 7 [13] [4] PER WITT // PK PASSED ON A CURVE — TC’D HEAD ON WITH SEMI
4:36 AM 6 [5] 1125
4:36 AM 5 [12] [3] ALMOST TO THE 2ND BRDG
4:35 AM 4 [4] 1039 VLY COM
4:35 AM 3 [3] SEDAN ON FIRE // UNKN IF PRTY GOT OUT
4:34 AM 2 [2] SEDAN WENT HEAD ON W/ BIG RIG CAR HAULER
4:34 AM 1 [1] 2 VEHS // SV UNSAFE PASSING

 

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9 COMMENTS

  1. I’ve seen so many accidents there by Victoria Island!! Was almost involved in one myself!! When will people learn you CANNOT pass on a double yellow line!! I seen a car end up turned upside down in the canal because someone was in a hurry and tried to
    Pass on the double yellow line!!

  2. I agree with the previous comments. I personally have been in 2 accidents on this route. Both caused by inconsiderate drivers that left the scene. Not being from California, I cant understand why Cal-Trans didn’t
    upgrade the road when Discovery Bay was built. They spend years & millions, fixing an ever growing problem. One would think that a Planner would design the roadways for future accommodations (population growth) Guardrails would be nice, since there is very little shoulder, may prevent people form ending up in the water way. A center divider, more policing, remote cameras, allow the public to upload videos of violaters. These inconsiderate drivers need to be held responsible.

  3. I have lived in California my whole life and have yet to see Cal Trans plan roads for future growth. Although it wasn’t the truckers fault I wish they would limit the types of trucks, no big rigs only smaller types of trucks. How many times have you been stuck because a big rig couldn’t get across a bridge because of heavy traffic.

    • I watched a truck hit the corner of the bridge because they didn’t plan for the turn well enough as they were coming Westbound. They passenger had to get out to direct the truck.

  4. Too many trucks on 4. They should have made it 6 lanes. Driving to BART WC everyday is one miserable experience trying to navigate all these stupid trucks that won’t stay in the slow lane doing 45 mph. Even though this accident was in far East County, I can see why the drivers tried to pass the truck. Poor planning for all things moving in East County is the blame. Public Transportation will never be safe here,

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