UPDATE: Vehicle Crashes into Ouimet Brothers Funeral Home in Concord

December 30, 2012 20:42 pm · 103 comments

As we first reported (with pictures), a vehicle crashed into the Ouimet Brothers Funeral Home in Concord on Sunday.

The following update is from the Concord Police Department:

Location: Quimet Brothers Funeral Home, 4125 Clayton Rd, Concord

Party #1 Information
Driver: 16 year old male
Passenger: 15 year old male
Vehicle: 1974 Chevy Nova

Party #2 Information:
Driver: 16 year old male
Passenger: 15 year old female
Vehicle: 2004 Ford Escape

Party #3 Information
Pedestrian: 66 year old male

Officers responded to the Quimet Brothers Funeral Home regarding a collision into the building. Upon arrival, they discovered a 1974 Chevy Nova collided into the front of the building, striking a subject who was inside. Both occupants in the Chevy were taken to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek; the subject inside the building was transported to Highland Hospital in Oakland for treatment.

None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. The funeral home suffered significant, structural damage.

The preliminary investigation revealed Parties #1 and #2 were driving their respective vehicles westbound (inbound) Clayton Rd. At some point, party #1 swerved off the roadway and into the funeral home, striking party #3 who was inside the building. At the time, Quimet Brothers was holding a funeral service.

The exact cause of the collision is under investigation; however, preliminary statements suggest parties #1 and #2 may have been involved in an exhibition of speed. There were no arrests made at this time.

If you have any information regarding the collision, contact Traffic Officer Ron Bruckert at 925-671-3311, extension 4365.

Video: Copyright Craig Cannon – for use only on Claycord.com

101 Drake January 2, 2013 at 1:15 PM

I feel for the family having their service at the time off this incident and for the man injured. I’m a 16 year old myself and understand that the teens should be punished but most of you people are saying that they need, “jail time” which is just a joke in my opinion. I believe their licenses should be suspended and be made to do community service hours. People of any age are capable of doing terrible things but you need not blame it on age but on intelligence and knowing from right and wrong. No matter the grade point average people can still make unintelligent decisions. You people should not be so quick to judge but should be thinking rationally and trying to understand the situation. You learn something everyday and the teens that took part in this incident will learn from this and will never forget this and that is a punishment all in itself. To the men and women effected in this incident, I give you my condolences.

102 Shaun Kwong January 2, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Start checking on the rise of delinquent driving before some gets killed.

103 anon January 3, 2013 at 7:54 AM

This needs to be a school zone if these idiots crashed just a 100 feet earlier they would have possibly hit kids playing in a school yard. They need to see real consequences for their actions.

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