Discovery Bay: Lanes Blocked After Overturned Big Rig on Old River Bridge

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Photo by CHP

At 2:47 pm Thursday, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District was dispatched to a report of a vehicle crash with rescue in the Town of Discovery Bay.

It was reported that there was an overturned big rig blocking all lanes with the driver who exited the vehicle.

UPDATE per CHP

Today at about 2:47pm, Contra Costa CHP units were advised of a solo big rig rollover collision on Hwy-4 in east county at Old River Bridge. Upon CHP and emergency personnel arrival, a big rig had crashed and was overturned, blocking the entire roadway. The big rig had also spilled some oil but this is not considered a hazardous material incident.

The solo male driver of the big rig was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries only. The entire roadway was shut down shortly after 3pm in both directions, so Old River bridge is not accessible. PLEASE SEEK ALTERNATIVE routes. The hard closure of the roadway is in effect for the next several hours. We will update this post and our social media when the roadway is open.

Check back for updates.

Detail Information
6:58 PM34[60] ^***UPDATE SIGALERT*** UPDATED ETO IS APPROX 2100 HRS
6:56 PM33[59] 1039 DOT CC
4:58 PM32[56] TMT IS 10-97
4:37 PM31[50] B19-404N CALTRANS 10-97
4:20 PM30[49] ENTAC REQ CB IF ANY LANES OPEN OR WHEN COMPLETELY OPEN
4:19 PM29[48] 1039 ENTAC
4:17 PM28[47] 19-S1 NTFY ENTAC FOR HWY 4 CLOSURE / ALREADY NFTD THE CHIEFS /
3:50 PM27[45] [Notification] [CHP]-DOT ETA 30-45 MINS [Shared]
3:42 PM26[42] 1039 DOT CC
3:42 PM25[41] 1039 DOT COPYS – LINE 36
3:42 PM24[40] B19-404N REQ CALTRANS FOR HARD CLOSURE
3:39 PM23[36] B19-404N WILL HAVE HWY 4 CLOSED FOR THE NEXT 3-4 HRS – CMS SIGNS
3:27 PM22[35] 1039 DOTCC
3:26 PM21[34] B19-405B EB 4 AT DISCO BAY IS CLOSED
3:22 PM20[29] 1039 TMT
3:19 PM19[28] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 ARROWHEAD 800-750-6539
3:15 PM18[25] ON ITS SIDE WILL NEED MORE THAN 1 TOW
3:15 PM17[23] ^***ISSUE SIGALERT*** SR4 JWO OLD RIVER BRIDGE OR JEO DISCOVERY BAY BLVD – BOTH DIRECTIONS ARE BLOCKED – UNK ETO – USE ALT ROUTES – REF LOG 1691
3:15 PM16[22] B19-404N NEG VEH FUEL / JUST OIL NEG HAZMAT
3:14 PM15[21] B19-404N 18 WHEELER / TRLR IS A CARGO CONTAINER HAULER / CARGO CONTAINER IS FULLY LOADED / RDWY WILL BE SHUT DOWN TIL BIG RIG CAN BE REMOVED
3:13 PM14[20] 1039 DOTCC
3:13 PM13[19] K8 – BOTH DIRECTIONS ARE BLKD
3:12 PM12[17] 1039 STOCK COM / STILL ENRT
3:09 PM11[16] GG-K8 ON COCO SIDE HAVE STOCK CONT TO CLOSE THIER SIDE
3:08 PM10[15] B19-405B INQ ON COMMERCIAL UNIT CLOSE
3:07 PM9[13] B19-405B REQ SIG ALERT FOR 1179
2:51 PM8[12] 1039 STOCKTON CHP LOG 232
2:48 PM7[10] 1039 FIRE LINE 3
2:48 PM6[9] 1039 COCO FIRE ENRT
2:48 PM5[4] APPEARS ONLY VEH INVD IN BIG RIG
2:47 PM4[6] [Appended, 14:48:18] [2] AT OLD RIVER BRIDGE – DRIVER IS GETTING OUT OF VEH NOW
2:47 PM3[2] DRIVER IS STILL IN VEH
2:47 PM2[5] [Appended, 14:48:18] [1] BLOCKING BOTH LNS – SEMI TRACTOR/TRLR OVERTURNED
2:47 PM1[1] BIG RIG OT – CAME AROUND CORNER AND OT BLOCKING BOTH LANES ON THE BRIDGE

 

3 COMMENTS

  1. This idiot had to be racing when he hit the curve. Very unusual at that turn to tip a semi over unless you were trying.

    Really screwed up traffic and that driver should pay for being dumb.

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