Tuesday afternoon, 4:51pm: Clayton Road in Concord has been shut down in both directions after a girl was struck by a vehicle in the crosswalk at The Alameda, which is close to the downtown Concord BART station.
The girl, who is laying in the street, has a major head wound, and will be airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Oakland.
A helicopter will be landing on Clayton Road to transport the victim, so stay away from the area.
UPDATE, 5:05pm: The girl has been picked up by Cal-Star, and is currently being life-flighted to Oakland. The road remains closed in both directions.
UPDATE, 5:10pm: Westbound Clayton Road (towards Downtown Concord) is now open.
Eastbound will remain shut down for some time while authorities investigate.
UPDATE, 7:40pm: The road is back open. We’re hearing the girl is a 15-year-old resident of Benicia, so while she isn’t a “little” girl, she’s still very young. Her condition is unknown at this time, but we’ll update you when we hear more.
The person who hit the girl did stop at the scene, this was not a hit & run.
UPDATE, 8:05pm: The Concord Police have released more information, and are saying the extent of the girl’s injuries are unknown at this time.
Cpl. Eric Olson has more details….
The pedestrian sustained a traumatic head injury and was transported by helicopter to Children’s Hospital in Oakland. The extents of the juvenile’s injuries are not known at this time. The intersection was shut down for approximately one hour due to the investigation.
The Concord Police Traffic Bureau responded to the scene to take over the investigation. A preliminary investigation indicated that the vehicle was traveling eastbound on Clayton Rd., approaching the intersection, while (2) two female juveniles were crossing southbound on Clayton Rd. in a marked crosswalk. The preliminary investigation also indicated that vehicle speed and alcohol were not a factor in the collision.
The cause of the collision has not been determined at this time.
The collision is still under investigation. Anyone with additional information regarding this collision, please contact Traffic Corporal Eric Olson with The Concord Police Traffic Bureau at 925-671-3265.