UPDATE: Six Hospitalized After Rollover Crash Near Concord High School

March 20, 2014 · 17 comments

Six people were hospitalized and several had to be extricated from a two-car rollover crash near Concord High School this afternoon, a police sergeant said.

Emergency responders were dispatched to reports of a crash near the intersection of Landana Drive and Concord Boulevard around 2:45 p.m., according to police.

Concord police Sgt. Greg Rodriguez said fire crews and police officers arrived on the scene to find one of the cars involved, a Toyota 4Runner with five occupants, turned over on its side.

A driver and passenger were inside the second car involved, he said.

Fire personnel had to extricate occupants from the Toyota 4Runner.

Four teens and two adults involved in the crash were taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek to be treated for minor to moderate injuries, Rodriguez said.

“Seatbelts saved some lives today,” the sergeant said.

He said investigators don’t believe alcohol, drugs or speed were factors in the collision, but the crash remains under investigation.

Traffic near the scene of the crash was shut down for more than an hour and the roadway reopened around 4 p.m., Rodriguez said.

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1 Dr. Jellyfinger® March 21, 2014 at 12:18 AM

I’ll bet driving like an a-hole was a factor.

2 Tasha March 21, 2014 at 1:09 AM

100% agree Dr. Jellyfinger®

3 donttrip March 21, 2014 at 7:15 AM

no it was not a factor so shut up .

4 donttrip March 21, 2014 at 7:16 AM

im so happy my friends are okay and no one go really hurt if people don’t know what happen don’t be rude or leave stupid ass comments .

5 Horse n around March 21, 2014 at 8:01 AM

I drive down past the schools twice a day, and it’s surprising how many people either run the red lights, are talking on the phone, block the intersection, or keep weaving from one lane to another thinking they’re going to get there faster. And do they ever use a blinker? No! I know we all have places to go, but please slow down, it’s not worth hurting yourself or others.

6 dj March 21, 2014 at 8:17 AM

I wonder if these kids will learn anything from this? Probably not..

7 SK March 21, 2014 at 8:22 AM

“He said investigators don’t believe alcohol, drugs or speed were factors in the collision…”

Well, there has to be some reason for the collision. If you rule out these most common ones, what are we left with? Stupidity, inattention… No, I don’t know what it was. They were all smart enough to have their seat belts on, so that says something for them. Glad everyone will be okay. There are already too many families grieving over lost ones due to accidents.

8 Dr. Jellyfinger® March 21, 2014 at 8:32 AM

@donttrip….. Maybe you’re right. It might just be one of those things that was completely unavoidable & it really isn’t anybody’s fault at all. What difference, at this point does it make?

9 Naenae March 21, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Be patient and wait for the break in the traffic. Use the red light down the road as a guide. You’ll get there when you get there. It’s better to get there than not at all. Or worse in a coffin. You’ll make everyone real sad.

10 Cowellian March 21, 2014 at 9:13 AM

It sounds like youthful inexperience to me. I’m glad everyone survived.

11 Suzanne March 21, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Chalk it up to inexperience.

12 anon March 21, 2014 at 11:57 AM

The passengers will here from the insurance companies. Glad they were ok.

13 And another thing! March 21, 2014 at 1:22 PM

I got caught in the traffic and it was a miracle there weren’t more collisions. there were two lanes trying to get to one and there were the idiots who didn’t understand how to let people in, move up, let the next person move in behind you. Some drivers had enough sense but one clodhopper in a jacked up pickup decided he didn’t need to follow any protocol and simply barreled forward; this after he jammed in from the CHS parking lot. Numbnuts!
Hope everyone came out ok

14 Silva March 21, 2014 at 3:33 PM

So how does a car end up on it’s roof on a flat road w/o some good momentum? It’s great everyone wore their seatbelt and lived to tell.

15 Dr. Jellyfinger® March 21, 2014 at 10:26 PM

@ anon #12 – Yeah…… the insurance companies will understand. They will say “nobody’s fault, it’s all good…now, let’s get to work and pay those claims!”.

16 Sometimes those 4Runners will just flip over on their own.... March 22, 2014 at 7:31 AM

usually preceeded by squinting of the headlight and gritting of the grille

17 John Doe March 23, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Asian driver was headed towards downtown on concord blvd when the other vehicle was on the right hand side and abruptly accelerated into the road way attempting to beat the on coming vehicle (suburban mind you) well that didn’t work out too well and se la ve

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