Just before 4:00 am Friday, Concord Police and Contra Costa County Fire Protection District were dispatched to a major injury collision on Kirker Pass.
According to Concord Police, the crash occurred at 3:47am near the intersection of Kirker Pass Road and Myrtle Drive. A vehicle traveling south on Kirker Pass Road collided with a horse in the roadway. The vehicle then left the roadway and struck a tree along the west curb line of Kirker Pass Road, south of the intersection with Myrtle Drive.
The driver, who was the solo occupant of the vehicle, was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. The horse was severely injured and had to be dispatched at the scene to end its suffering.
The owner of the horse was contacted at their residence by Contra Costa County Animal Services for follow up.
Southbound lanes of Kirker Pass Road at Myrtle Drive were closed for approximately 3.5 hours
The cause of the collision is still under investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Traffic Investigator Lee Lawrence at the Concord Police Department, 925-671-5097.