Vehicle -vs- Pedestrian on Willow Pass Rd. in Concord – Minor Injuries Reported

March 11, 2014 23:35 pm · 8 comments

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Willow Pass Rd. near San Vincente just after 11:30 on Tuesday night.

The pedestrian received non-life-threatening injuries.

Although it hasn’t been confirmed, we’re hearing a white Mitsubishi fled the scene after striking the pedestrian.

Please, always be careful when crossing any street.

Carol March 12, 2014 at 7:54 AM

Yes, we need to be careful crossing. But I live in that neighborhood and it would be more appropriate to tell drivers to stop treating that area of Willow Pass as a raceway. PEOPLE LIVE THERE AND NEED TO CROSS THE STREET AND NOT WORRY THEY ARE GOING TO BE KILLED DOING SO.

Incognito March 12, 2014 at 8:07 AM

I agree with Carol.
And, an added note, pedestrians need to be even more careful when crossing streets at 11:30, this late at NIGHT!

That area is dangerous March 12, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Few street lights and speedy traffic. Everyone, drivers and pedestrians, need to be wary.

If the car left the scene, then a pox on that driver and his house and home.

BagsFlyFree March 12, 2014 at 11:32 AM

This area of the city has been trouble for many years due to the lack of city involvement making the area brighter at night, or adding flashing lights to the road surface when pedestrians cross San Vincente (the overhead light is obviously not working). With a school, shopping center, and multiple multi-family units next-door, you would think problems like this would have been fixed years ago.. Not in Concord, not in this neighborhood.

Willow Pass north is like Monument-lite without enough political upside to the council to bat an eye to the area for simple improvements. Truly one of the least enhanced areas in the city over the last 20 years.

With a simple stoplight out of the question (per the city), there has to be other solutions that precede a second person being killed at the same crosswalk!

Ray Kuzbari (our beloved expert for all things traffic), Any comments on this? You previously discounted requests to add additional street lighting or sidewalks on both sides of WP north. You directly compared this location to the Concord Blvd corridor for your reasoning for no changes needed. You’re telling me at night there are the same amount of pedestrians walking both areas, the same speed of cars coming from hwy 4 vs downtown? Really?

BFF Out!

jtkatec March 12, 2014 at 3:20 PM

We all know the pedestrian was a male, as a proper woman would not be out walking around at that time of night.

Linzer Torte March 17, 2014 at 1:33 AM

My friend witnessed the entire thing and she said the lady died. Another friend drove by just now and said there’s still police everywhere.

Linzer Torte March 17, 2014 at 1:38 AM

I just posted on the wrong thing. Please disregard, Mr. Mayor. March 17, 2014 at 1:39 AM

Your comment is posted under the wrong story.

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