H-242 in Concord Now Open After Crash Involving Propane Tanker

February 7, 2014 21:58 pm · 14 comments

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All lanes of northbound H-242 near Grant St. are back open after a crash involving a propane tanker and a tree.

Details of the collision are not currently available.

Injuries were reported, but we’re hearing they were not life-threatening.

One lane of the highway was closed while authorities investigated and cleared the road. The cause of the collision hasn’t been released at this time.

photo credit: Craig Cannon – for use only on Claycord.com

Craig Cannon February 7, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Sorry To See That a Firefighter Working The Downed Tree was Hit By It. He According to a CHP Sgt. Sustained Broken Ribs it Appeared. I did not Provide Photos. My Thoughts Are With The Firefighter Tonight. It Didn’t Look Really Really Bad, but a Chest Injury as we know is Very Painful. An Ambulance was Seen Departing Through The BMW Car Lot on Market Street. Hopefully an Official Account Will Follow in The Coming Hours. Really Slick Out Here. Please Drive slow. I Hope Everyone Sends Our Firefighter Thier Get Well Prayer!

Neighbor February 7, 2014 at 10:20 PM

Hope the driver is okay… would have been nice if the area residents would have been notified because it is a hazmat accident with possible consequences

Noflow February 7, 2014 at 10:46 PM


Richard Harp February 7, 2014 at 11:17 PM

As one who has responded to many hazmat incidents this had the potential to be lots worse!

Richie February 7, 2014 at 11:18 PM

You notification would have been a giant boom…….

Pro Fi February 7, 2014 at 11:22 PM

I agree with Neighbor. I am wondering if this had happened in the area between the Ygnacio & Treat Blvd. 680 exits if those residents would have been given a head’s up. Heard about it on the news at about 7:00 or so.

Trukster February 8, 2014 at 6:23 AM

Heard it on scanner, truck was empty.

Jerk February 8, 2014 at 6:56 AM

…Does the investigation involve get a court order and looking at the drivers cell phone records?

Silva February 8, 2014 at 7:49 AM

As one who has never responded to a single hazmat incedent, I’d say this could’ve been much worse!

Silva February 8, 2014 at 9:11 AM

@Trukster, that’s good to know.

ragtop February 8, 2014 at 9:57 AM

Our home backs 242 at Grant st,. and we new nothing about the wreck intill we heard about it on the morning news. The county or the city should have a call to the familys living in the area. This could have been a BIG problem if fire broke out. THANKS CITY OF CONCORD and CC County

Matt The Brat February 8, 2014 at 11:02 AM

I hear a job opened up at AmeriGas.

Wife February 8, 2014 at 11:22 AM

@Craig Cannon…thank you for your kindness. My husband did sustain a broken rib and was brought home last night. He is doing well and will be fine. We are very grateful that it was not worse. Thank you to AMR for getting him to the hospital so quickly!

Ben Dover February 8, 2014 at 2:02 PM

That section of 242 is the WORST!
Big chunks of concrete sticking up! I drive big trucks thru that area and it is a real back buster. It is worse when the truck is empty as it will bounce you off the road.
Don’t have your tongue out when driving that area or you will bite it off!

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