At 3:17 pm, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a report of a major vehicle accident on Highway 4 near Sand Creek Road.
Upon arrival, Engine 52 located at least 4 vehicles and 5 patients with one person who passed away. One patient was transported to a local hospital via ground transport and three patients did not seek medical treatment. Two medical helicopters were requested, but were later cancelled.
According to Battalion Chief 5, Highway 4 in the southbound direction is expected to be closed for several hours. No further information was provided.
As of 3:41 pm, a SIGALERT was issued due to the collision.
Update – as of 3:57, there were now 3 patients transported to a local hospital per BC5.
CHP Update: FATAL COLLISION IN BRENTWOOD
This afternoon, at about 3:15pm, we received a call of a traffic collision involving four vehicles on SR-4 (Bypass) eastbound, just east of Sand Creek. Upon emergency personnel arrival, the driver of a white Dodge truck collided into the back of a white Ford Fusion.
The impact caused the Ford Fusion to collide into the back of a Ford Explorer and then into the back of another Ford SUV. The male driver of the Ford Fusion was trapped inside of it and unresponsive. Unfortunately that driver succumb to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel at 3:31pm.
The male driver of the white Ford Fusion was a 52 year old man from Discovery Bay.
A signal alert has been issued and all traffic is being diverted off the freeway at Sand Creek. The driver of the Dodge truck had minor injuries and was not transported. Parties from the other two vehicles, Ford SUV and Ford Explorer, were transported to Sutter Delta hospital in Antioch.
This is an ongoing investigation. Alcohol or drugs are not a factor in this collision and no arrests have been made. If anyone observed this incident or has any information regarding the events leading up to it, we ask that they please contact us at 925-646-4980.
|3:41 PM||20|| ^***ISSUE SIGALERT*** EB SR4 AT SAND CREEK LANES BLOCKED DUE TO COLLISION, UNK ETO [Shared]|
|3:39 PM||19|| 1039 DOTCC [Shared]|
|3:38 PM||18|| [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 TOW WORKX W/2 TKS – SD 218 / 925.303.2445 [Shared]|
|3:37 PM||17|| [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 PIZZAGONI’S NEG TKS AVAIL [Shared]|
|3:36 PM||16|| 1039 BRENTWOOD PD FOR 1184 [Shared]|
|3:31 PM||15|| HAVE BRENTWOOD PD SHUT DWN TRFC SAND CREEK ONR TRFC [Shared]|
|3:27 PM||14|| 1039 DOTCC [Shared]|
|3:26 PM||13|| EB 4 AT SAND CREEK SHUT DWN REQ SIG ALERT [Shared]|
|3:24 PM||12|| A19-003X 4 VEHS INV / 1 MAJ BLKNG #1 LN [Shared]|
|3:23 PM||11|| 1039 BRENTWOOD PD THIS IS ON BYPASS [Shared]|
|3:19 PM||10|| 1039 1141 WITH UPDATE ON LINE 21 [Shared]|
|3:18 PM||9|| [FSP] has closed their incident [160504GGFSP00195]|
|3:17 PM||8|| PRTY THAT IS TRAPPED IN VEH IS PINNED AND VEH IS LEAKING GAS|
|3:17 PM||7|| COCO FIRE CPYS ALL|
|3:17 PM||6|| GAS LEAKING IN #1 LN|
|3:16 PM||5||  I PRTY TRAPPED IN VEH|
|3:16 PM||4||  ALL VEH ON RHS|
|3:16 PM||3|| UNK VEHS|
|3:16 PM||2||  WHI FORD EXP VS WHI FORD TAUR VS WHI FORD FUSION|
|3:15 PM||1||  3 VEH|
seriously don’t know why they built the Oakley-Antioch overpass 1st, the Balfour overpass is much more important as it gets more traffic and it merges into one lane with all those over-speeding vehicles
Everybody needs to slow down. These are real cars we’re driving…not bumper cars.
They need to start widening that part of the road as the 4 starts opening more lanes more traffic starts piling up. Make it three lanes not one. Who was the smart one to make it just one lane?
Southbound Highway 4…I thought it went in a west/east direction??? ? Anyway, great bypass, just needs more barriers to split the traffic.
The bypass is north/south at that point and for a while.
It is only one lane each direction because brentwood is too cheap to pay for it. The antioch oakley overpass was done first because oakley actually forked over the money.
Gee Camille, if you look up the project it is designed to be built one intersection/overpass at a time. Balfour is next and they are already doing the prep work for that. These collisions are the result of people driving too fast, people driving distracted and people driving stupid, like trying to move up 10 cars in the stack by passing on the right shoulder then cutting in. Happens all the time there.
They should have started the Balfour overpass 1st instead of the seldom use oakley-antioch overpass
camille… you are an idiot… vapid… vacuous… imbecilic…
People need to slow down, SLOW DOWN so we can all get home. People are so impatient on the road and drive so fast. We all just want to get to where we are going with our lives and vehicles in tact. I would love to see more CHP between Concord and Brentwood.
Brentwood really needs to do their part.
Look at the traffic by Heritage. These dangerous conditions are unacceptable.
Brentwood has nothing to do with it. The roadway belongs to Caltrans, not Brentwood. The roadway was constructed with funds collected from Antioch, Oakley, Brentwood and the County. Oakley did not fork over any money. The accident occured on the widened lane separated section not the 2 lane section. Get the facts straight before you post.
Millions of primates worldwide controlling the direction and momentum of 4,000+ pound metal machines is one of the worst things to have happened to this planet.
Not even including the ecological-death induced by decades of oil extraction, atmospheric deterioration, poisoning of waterways, and the incalculable amount of waste produced by unused cars and their parts…the death toll due to car accidents since they were first invented is astounding.
Learn to use your feet again, fellow primates.
Hey all Bay area drivers you need to slow down and not have a me first driving attitide. If you need to be someplace at a given time, allow yourself enough time to get where you need to go. That way everyone gets to where they need to be safely. It hurts to see people hurt because of reckless drivers. Also don’t drink or use drugs and drive.
If you aren’t going 70 mph you have an idiot tailgating you! Not to mention when it turns to one lane @ Sand Creek everyone tries to swing over to the right lane to beat the traffic stopped in the left lane causing a merge cluster. The bypass needs a CHP parked monitoring the traffic. It won’t be a waste of time they will write a bunch of tickets and possibly a life may be saved……
….at the time this accident happened traffic is usually at a stop or moving extremely slow, i would bet money on the fact that “someone” was speeding through the merge line to gain that “ALL MIGHTY” 3 car lead.
kathy is correct- ….traffic is usually stopped or moving extremely slow at the time of this accident, i can guarantee it was caused by someone speeding in the merge lane trying to gain that “ALMIGHTY 3 CAR LEAD”, and now someones dead….
The responsibility is with the driver of every vehicle. Unfortunatly we have those that don’t have a clue how to drive safe. You can blame the roads, they are just pavement!!, it’s the careless people behind the wheel, period!!
I Bet the idiot was on the phone or texting or checking his Facebook page!
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