Discovery Bay: Three Patients Airlifted to Local Hospitals With Critical Injuries After Traffic Collision

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At 3:00 pm Tuesday, all lanes on Highway 4 near the Old River Bridge were shut down after a multi-vehicle accident occurred in Discovery Bay.

The incident originally had a total of three-vehicles with five-patients per Engine 59 who was first on scene. They immediately requested additional units which included another fire engine, three ambulances and two medical helicopters at roughly 3:12 pm.

Upon arrival of the Battalion Chief 5, the number of patients was downgraded to four with three patients suffering from critical injuries and one patient who had moderate injuries. BC5 requested the helicopters be landed on the highway at the scene as traffic was at a standstill in both directions.

A third medical helicopter was requested at 3:56 pm which per radio traffic was transporting a patient to Children’s Hospital in Oakland. With resources limited, a CHP helicopter was closest by about 15-minutes and they made the transport of the patient.

According to the District, the cause of the accident is unknown and is under investigation by CHP.  The roadway was re-opened at 4:38pm.

Photo by ECCFPD

Below is the CHP Log of the incident.

Detail Information
4:38 PM28[57] ^***CANCEL SIGALERT*** ALL LANES OPEN
4:38 PM27[56] 1039 DOTCC
4:37 PM26[55] B19-404B RDWY OPEN
4:33 PM25[52] WIDE RS AT MARINA PER UNIT RDWAY WILL BE CLEAR SHORTLY NEG ON 1185 USING WH LINES
4:33 PM24[51] SEMI IS BLOCKING RHS UNABLE TO PASS ON SHOULDER
4:32 PM23[49] [Notification] [CHP]-SHOULD TOW PASS USING WB LANES
4:31 PM22[48] [Notification] [CHP]-A/M TOW IS THERE AND STUCK IN TRAFIC / STUCK BEHING SEMI
4:28 PM21[47] CLEARING THE VEH TO WIDE RS FOR 1185
4:27 PM20[46] ETA 17 MINS
4:27 PM19[45] 1039 CHILDRENS HOSPITAL CHARGE NURSE W/INFO
4:12 PM18[43] GG-H32 CORR NEAR OLD RIVER BRIDGE
4:12 PM17[41] GG-H32 1-2 OUT CAN HEAR FIRE ON RADIO / OVER DISCO BAY NOW
4:11 PM16[40] 1039 CHILDRENS
4:10 PM15[38] ^***ISSUE SIGALERT*** BOTH LANES BLOCKED SR4 AT DISCOVERY BAY BLVD DUE TO COLLISION, UNK ETO
4:08 PM14[36] B19-404B LATE ENTRY @ 1600 H32 GAVE FIRE ETA OF 12 MINS FIRE COPIED AND BC AS 2 MINS . // 404B CPYS
4:07 PM13[35] [Notification] [CHP]-IS THAT 40 MINS ETA THANKS
4:05 PM12[31] 1039 DOTCC
3:59 PM11[23] B19-404B FOR H32 FIRE WILL DIRECT THEM WHERE TO LAND WHEN OVER HEAD
3:58 PM10[21] B19-404B H32 ENRT ETA 14 MINS RDWY STILL CLOSED //
3:21 PM9[15] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 AandM TOW 925-754-2500 // SD 231
3:21 PM8[14] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 CONTINENTAL TOW 855-680-7726 // SD 224 SEMDOMG WRECLER
2:59 PM7[9] 1039 1141
2:59 PM6[8] BLK VEH VS SD VS UNK VHEH
2:59 PM5[6] [2] BLKNG RDWY
2:58 PM4[2] BOTH LNS BLKD
2:58 PM3[1] 3 VEH TC
2:58 PM2[3] [Appended, 14:59:11] [1] WHI SEDAN VS GLD HOND VS BLK UNK VEH
2:58 PM1[5] [1] WHI SEDAN VS GLD HOND VS BLK UNK VEH

2 COMMENTS

  1. Thank you for getting this up so quick with up to date information. That other paper looks like it got all its fact confused or just flat out wrong. Thanks for being a reliable news source for East County ECT!

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