The California Highway Patrol said Thursday that a 25-year-old man from Antioch has died after a vehicle crash on Bailey Road just south of Keller Canyon Landfill. The male was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
The crash occurred at 6:55 am Wednesday where Contra Costa CHP was advised of a three vehicle traffic collision on Bailey Road just south of Keller Canyon Landfill. Upon CHP and emergency personnel arrival, it was determined that a Nissan from the northbound lane collided with a Toyota in the southbound lane and then a Dodge collided into the Toyota as well. The male passenger of the Nissan sustained major life threatening injuries and was transported to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek where he is listed in critical condition.
The male driver of the Nissan also suffered major injuries but non-life threatening and was also transported to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek. Both male drivers of the Toyota and Dodge sustained minor injuries.
In the initial investigation and independent witness statements, it appears that the driver (32yr old male from Antioch and his passenger-25yr old male from Antioch) of the Nissan was driving on Bailey Road northbound and lost control on the wet roadway and veered the Nissan into the oncoming southbound lane, directly in front of the Toyota.
The driver of the Toyota (53yr old male from Bay Point) was unable to avoid the Nissan and broadside the passenger side of the Nissan.
Then the driver of the Dodge (50yr old male from Oakley) collided with the back of the Toyota.
Both parties from the Nissan were transported to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek for major injuries. Both drivers of the Toyota and Dodge suffered minor injuries.
Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in this collision and this collision is still under investigation. If anyone witnessed it or the events leading up to it, please contact Contra Costa CHP in Martinez, (925) 646-4980, to speak with Officer Wasson.
Information provided by CHP
Loosing traction on a wet surface can be caused by worn out tires or driving too fast for the conditions at the time. Some people seem to think that cars can be driven at the maximum rate of speed that traffic will allow, they don’t think about the fact that even the posted speed limit may be too fast for the current conditions.
Speed signs are only an advisory to the maximum safe speed allowed, drivers must asses the conditions and make a judgement call, I don’t care what the people who say he wasn’t driving fast, the fact is that he was driving fast enough to lose traction, that is clearly a driving error. I’m sorry for the family’s loss but a forensic investigation will ultimately reveal that this was caused by driver error.
Mark, I wasn’t there but, you are right about people (majority) driving irresponsible all around us that do. As for being arrogant, I don’t think so. It’s just that some people can’t except the truth of today’s reality of our society. So, screw’em!!
When someone dies because they swerve to hit a pothole, it is arrogant to sound like you know everything. He wasn’t there, and either was I. There’s a big difference between speeding on a wet surface because you don’t know any better, and swerving to hit a pothole. Bailey Rd. is dangerous enough without potholes and wet surfaces.
It’s not the truth in this situation. He’s generalizing (and assuming) and in this case he’s WRONG. We all know what assume means. He is making an ass out of himself.
I read (elsewhere) that he swerved to avoid a pothole. Kiernan – you’re an arrogant know it all.
Yes Nick…they lost control attempting to avoid a pothole.
CHP does not do a forensic investigation. They will chalk it up to speed and call it a day
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