A warning sign, telling drivers to “yield to all three lanes” has gone up on Galindo Street, directly in front of the Concord Police Station.
The warning sign went up a few weeks after the collision between an off-duty Concord Police Lieutenant & a motorist. In the collision, which we reported on earlier this week, the Lieutenant failed to yield to oncoming traffic while she was turning left from Galindo into the Concord Police Department, and was struck by the driver going towards Downtown Concord on Galindo. The Lieutenant was issued a citation, which was then voided by a Concord Police Captain.
A similar collision almost exactly a year earlier, on October 6, 2010, occurred at Concord Avenue & California Street, but the results of that collision in 2010 were far more devastating, however, no warning sign has been erected. In that collision, a motorist made a left turn from Concord Avenue on to southbound California Street. Before the motorist reached California Street, a motorcyclist, who was driving eastbound on Concord Avenue, struck the vehicle, and died a short time later.
There is a “no left turn between 3pm-6pm” sign on Concord Avenue & California, but the fatal collision did not happen between those hours.
It’s interesting that a sign would go up at the scene of a minor injury collision, but not at the scene of a fatal collision.