PICTURES: Vehicle Hits Tree, Starts Fire on Ygnacio Valley Rd. in Concord

March 16, 2014 2:02 am · 13 comments


A vehicle struck a tree, which then started a fire on Ygnacio Valley Rd. near Alberta Way just after 1am on Sunday.

The fire was extinguished by engine 22 within a matter of minutes.

No major injuries were reported, and eastbound Ygnacio Valley Rd. (towards Clayton Rd.) is expected to reopen by 3am.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation.

Thank you so much to Jenny for the top two pictures and also to Keith for the two on the bottom.

Elon Musk March 16, 2014 at 4:41 AM

Not another Tesla.

Just saying March 16, 2014 at 5:00 AM

The drink?

Anon March 16, 2014 at 5:02 AM

Illegal aliens have been known for spontaneous combustion.

Silva March 16, 2014 at 5:57 AM

I worry that our Mayor doesn’t get much rest.

Ted K., SuperMax March 16, 2014 at 7:37 AM

By the severity of damage, that truck was traveling at a high rate of speed.

Kent Spiracy March 16, 2014 at 8:11 AM

Hope everyone is ok…If you look closely there is a ghost in the passenger seat in one of the pictures.

Shelly March 16, 2014 at 12:01 PM

I think it’s a side airbag.

Anonymom March 16, 2014 at 8:24 AM

Awesome pictures. Glad everyone is ok! The first photo almost looks like there’s a person in the front seat.

jb March 16, 2014 at 8:32 AM

Driving at 1 in the morning an hitting a tree..sounds like the person was
coming home after a bar….drunk…need more police at nite on clayton road
to stop these fast drivers….almost hit myself….scary coming home late at nite….so try to get home now before it gets dark.

Cowellian March 16, 2014 at 12:38 PM

When you see the damage to the front of the truck, it is truly astonishing that no one received major injuries.

Synard Lkinner March 16, 2014 at 9:16 PM

“Whiskey bottle, brand new truck OH ….!”

SP March 17, 2014 at 8:33 AM

Huh… I wonder if that is the white truck that the police are looking for… that caused a hit-and-run that killed a women on Willow Pass Rd. around 11:40pm, then hit a tree around 1:00am, to hide the damage??? or maybe not!!!

Alex March 17, 2014 at 10:27 AM

My friend and I were like 10-15 cars behind this guy. The street was so dark that I thought his truck turned over when upon closer inspection it was his camper shell that flew off and that he hit a tree. At the time of our passing, there was no fire just smoke. I got out of the car and I saw him dragging his camper shell to his truck. I wasn’t within a good distance to tell if he was drinking or not. I asked if he was okay and offered to call emergency. He said he was okay and didn’t need medical attention. It is good to know he was okay and it didn’t involve any other motorists or pedestrians.

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