Update: Fatal Vehicle Crash Shuts Down W Cypress in Oakley

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At 10:25 am Saturday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District firefighter were dispatched to a vehicle crash at W. Cypress at O’Hara in the City of Oakley.

It was reported as a two-vehicle crash with a vehicle on its roof and one vehicle on fire. The sheriffs office was on scene reporting power lines were down.

A medical helicopter was dispatched to the scene.

By 10:33 am, Engine 53 arrived on scene reporting vehicle on its roof, wires down and no fire. They reported one patient with agonal respiration’s and were beginning vehicle extrication.

Battalion 5 reported that one patient was critical and another patient was still being extricated from the vehicle  by 10:43 am.

Photo by Michael Pohl

By 10:50 am, CALSTAR landed at Oakley Elementary School to transport one of the occupants of the vehicle.

According to the City of Oakley, they expect the roadway to be closed for several hours.

By 11:00 am, Battalion 5 reported this was now a fatal crash with one deceased patient being extricated from the vehicle and the coroner was requested. One patient, a bystander, was airlifted in critical condition to a nearby hospital.

While W. Cypress Road will be shut down for several hours, O’Hara has no delays and is open.

Oakley Police confirmed the driver of the vehicle was deceased and a bystander was the second injured person in the incident and life-flighted.

UPDATE

Excessive speed appears to be a factor in this crash according to police and are investigating whether a mechanical issue with the vehicle occurred or if a medical issue caused the vehicle to travel at a high rate of speed.

 


20 COMMENTS

  1. This is the result of one of the vehicles running a red light which often happens at that intersection. People drive like they are totally insane!

  2. This Video really upset me. WHY is this public knowledge?? GOD DAMNIT!!! This is a families loved one that is deceased in the vehicle. Why does ECT video tape private situations that does not need to go public???!!! omg!!!

    • I mean no disrespect but this was news. It shutdown a roadway for several hours. It also is not really private when you have public agencies on a public street working an incident. So I am not sure why you would consider this a private situation…. the videographer was respectful in not ensuring the body was not shown but rather focus on firefighters and police working the scene.

      • Its disrespectful to the graving families regardless if your not showing the deceased body getting pulled out of the wreckage. They don’t want to see footage of that. I know your trying to get your rating up. That’s not the way to do it!

        • If your family doesn’t want to see footage of that, don’t watch the news. It’s optional. It’s none of your business what is or isn’t reported. Deal with it. If it’s not your family, once again – it’s none of your business. The world doesn’t revolve around you. Grow up.

    • I don’t see how it is disrespectful? It was all over the local news and pictures were shown. This is a news reporting channel and the accident was in public so it is no longer private. Sorry for you loss and misunderstanding of “news” I am sure you watch and read all types of shit but now that it hits home you are mad.

      • It’s not disrespectful. Some people just like to whine. They’re also not very bright. The media is just dong their job.

  3. You are an Idiot if you think that reporting the news is disrespectful. You if you don’t like a certain food, don’t eat it. If you don’t like a certain tv show don’t watch it. You know it is going to be on here so don’t click the fucking video!!!!

  4. Excessive speed… there are consequences. My empathy is for anyone that could’ve been hurt (and a bystander was) or killed by this recklessness. Slow down before you kill innocent people.

  5. The folks who are complaining sound like the kind of people who visit the Emergency Room for a paper cut. All a bunch of sheltered people who wont know how to filter water after an earthquake. All of you sound like whining Democrats about the 2nd amendment. You guys also sound like Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh.

    So, pick up your blankets, go to your room, and suck your right thumb until they look like Mitch Mcconnells ugly face.

    ECT, thank you! I honestly think you keep our communities safe. I never asked ECT to report too a hazardous scene. You go because you want to. I know its in your heart. So, thank you!

  6. This is a tragic and sad loss that was completely preventable!! Goes mrs. To be shown in class rooms. this video is what hits home, maybe the one that will make the next speeding driver, the next texting driver, the next distracted driver slow down!!! I watched that red asphalt video as a kid and it truly made an impact on how I drive. This video has that same impact.
    So much tragedy that can be prevented!

  7. Have they released the name of the person who lost their life? I used to live in the area a knew alot of people.

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