At 6:50 am Tuesday, Contra Costa County firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle crash on eastbound Highway 4 when there engine was struck by a vehicle just after 7:05 am.
The original incident, was a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed who struck the center divide which resulted in minor injuries.
A short time later, around 7:10 am, a four-vehicle crash occurred where a vehicle struck Engine 86. No firefighters were injured, however, there was one patient involved in the four-vehicle crash requiring medical attention.
By 7:15 am, a SIGALERT was issued and a tow was requested for the engine.
Update per CONFIRE
Inattentive and distracted drivers continue to put their lives, the lives of our first responders and the victims they are treating in mortal danger on area highways.
Yesterday, our Engine 86 was hit by such a driver while responding to an accident on Highway 4 at Bailey Road. This was very nearly a tragic incident as one of our firefighters had been standing at the point of impact only seconds earlier.
This is the third such incident along this same stretch of highway in recent months. Other incidents have led to driver death and firefighter injury.
When approaching highway emergency incidents, PLEASE move over and slow down as if your life depended on it.
|7:18 AM||22|| ** TOWS ENRT: TEMPLERS , BR TOW , PIZZAGONIS, AandM TOW W/2 [Shared]|
|7:17 AM||21|| [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 A and M 925-754-2500 W/2 1185’S [Shared]|
|7:15 AM||20|| [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 PIZZAGONIS 925-634-1444 W/1 1185 [Shared]|
|7:15 AM||19|| ^***ISSUE SIGALERT*** ALL LANES BLOCKED DUE TO COLLISION, EB SR4 AT BAILY RD, UNK ETO [Shared]|
|7:14 AM||18|| [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 BR TOW 925-757-3100 W/1 1185 [Shared]|
|7:14 AM||17|| FIRE CHECKING FOR INJ’S POSS 2 OTHER VEHS INVD [Shared]|
|7:14 AM||16|| COPY, 1039 DOTCC [Shared]|
|7:14 AM||15|| [Appended, 07:14:31]  IN CD|
|7:13 AM||14|| [Appended, 07:14:31]  VEH JUST TC’D BACK OF FIRE TK THAT WAS STOPPED AT OTHER TC|
|7:10 AM||13|| 1039 19-S3 [Shared]|
|7:10 AM||12|| MULTILPLE TC’S / FIRE TK HAS BEEN HIT // RADIO EXTREMELY 10-1 [Shared]|
|7:02 AM||11|| [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 TEMPLERS // 925-754-4477 [Shared]|
|7:00 AM||10|| REQ 1185R // IS 1182 ONLY [Shared]|
|7:00 AM||9|| [Notification] [FSP]-619-402 1097 EB 4 JEO BAILEY [Shared]|
|6:59 AM||8|| [Notification] [CHP]-PER COCO SO/OFFDUTY SO IS 97 WITH X DRVR OF VEH STATING WAS HIT BY WHI WORK TK NFI [Shared]|
|6:52 AM||7|| [Notification] [CHP]-PER ANOTHER CALLER VEH SEEN 23103 AT HIGH SPEED POSS 100+ PRIOR TO TC [Shared]|
|6:51 AM||6|| [Notification] [CHP]-Problem changed from 1183-Trfc Collision-Unkn Inj to 1179-Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt by CHP [Shared]|
|6:49 AM||5|| [Appended, 06:49:36]  RED CHEV IMP SOLO VEH VS CD|
|6:49 AM||4|| BLKNG LN 1|
|6:48 AM||3|| RED SEDAN HIT CD|
|6:48 AM||2|| [Appended, 06:50:16]  PART BLKG #1|
|6:48 AM||1|| [Appended, 06:50:16]  SOLO VEH TC INTO CD|