At roughly 10:06 am Sunday, emergency crews responded to a head on traffic collision with two patients on Byron Highway just North of Orwood Road. The incident shut down Byron Highway for over an hour in both directions.
According to radio traffic, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Engine 59 (Discovery Bay) arrived on scene to find two patients with “moderate” to “major” injuries. A second engine was requested and Engine 94 (Knightsen) along with Battalion Chief 5.
CHP and Contra Costa County Sheriff was also called for traffic control as crews worked. AMR was called but were cancelled in favor of the helicopter—at one point, a second helicopter was requested for transport but CALStar was able to transport both patients in once trip to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.
Photo provided by ECCFPD
Information Via the California Highway Patrol website:
|10:29 AM||11|| [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 TEMPLERS SD 242 925-754-4477 W/ 2 FB’S|
|10:23 AM||10|| INFO FOR 1185 ONE FB CAN POSS HANDLE BOTH VEHS|
|10:23 AM||9|| 1039 COCO SO|
|10:21 AM||8|| PER 404 ROLL COCO SO TO ASSIST W/ TC|
|10:21 AM||7|| 1185R FB X2 FOR 2 VEHS MAJ FRONT END DAMAGE|
|10:09 AM||6|| XRAY TRAPPED IN BLU ACUR – 1039 COCO FD|
|10:08 AM||5|| PER ANOTHER BLU ACUR SD VS BLK NISS PK|
|10:06 AM||4|| UNK MALE PTY OO BLK TK – LAYING ON GROUND NOW|
|10:05 AM||3|| 1039 1141|
|10:04 AM||2|| BLU SD VS GRY TK|
|10:04 AM||1|| 2 VEH TC // BLKG LNS|