UPDATE: PHOTO: Rollover Vehicle Collision on Olympic Blvd. in Walnut Creek

April 4, 2014 14:20 pm · 25 comments

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No injuries were reported during a rollover vehicle collision on Olympic Blvd. in Walnut Creek today.

The collision occurred just after 1:30pm.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Thanks to Brent for the picture.

UPDATE: Thanks to Tom for the video shown below. According to witnesses, another driver (not pictured) ran a red light and hit the truck that is flipped over.

1 Cowellian April 4, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Does it know any other tricks?

2 steve April 4, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Good One Cowellian! :)

3 Bubba April 4, 2014 at 3:18 PM

Wow! How on earth do people manage to do crap like this?
I’ve been driving commercial vehicles for over 40 years and NEVER flipped ANY my vehicles!
Do they even have driver training in high school any more? If not, how do kids learn? Trial and error?

4 anon April 4, 2014 at 3:20 PM

How about a full rollover instead of half rollover.

5 anon April 4, 2014 at 3:24 PM

That car has a strong roof.

6 Michelle April 4, 2014 at 3:25 PM

@Cowellian
Sure you do. ;-)

7 Hey... April 4, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Those little S.U.V.’s sure flip and roll easily.
Have seen quite a few lately.

8 Triple Canopy April 4, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Turnin’ turtle!

9 Tacoma April 4, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Your supposed to keep the shiny side up!

10 Suzie April 4, 2014 at 4:11 PM

A good mechanic could fix that!

11 Dorothy April 4, 2014 at 4:19 PM

@Bubba – I don’t think they teach driving in school anymore. There are education classes about it. Even the driving schools you pay don’t really teach much more than how to pass the driving test.

I would really like to know how they rolled that SUV over on an ordinary city street. Doesn’t say anything about hitting anything, not even a fire hydrant.

12 Tom April 4, 2014 at 4:21 PM

The driver of the car not shown ran a red light and hit the truck.
http://youtu.be/1F1IG9lGrhQ

13 Elwood April 4, 2014 at 4:28 PM

@ Dorothy # 11

They have a high center of gravity and if you get it going sideways as in a spinout it tips over very easily.

14 CLAYCORD.com April 4, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Tom, thanks for the video.

15 Hal Jordan April 4, 2014 at 5:16 PM

I was there earlier making a left at that intersection. So annoying how everyone making that left was doing it sooooo slowly rubbernecking. Step on it, you’re holding EVERYONE up!

16 lg April 4, 2014 at 5:53 PM

There was a bad one in Martinez this afternoon. Toyota 4runner skid across all lanes on the freeway and ended up in the parking lot of the new Taco Bell on Muir rd. It must have rolled the whole way down. Totaled!!! They may have been cut off and totally innocent, or not. My point is, always check your mirrors to see what is coming up behind you and beside. I witnessed an accident on the freeway where a guy was just driving along and wiped out in an instant by someone who lost control. Be careful and aware!!!

17 GoGo Gomez April 4, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Oooo snap!

18 anonanonagain April 4, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Too many red light runners these days. The total arrogance of the drivers is astounding. It’s as if they have the attitude that if you hit them YOU are at fault……It’s getting so that I am scared to proceed through a green light…..

19 Jerk April 4, 2014 at 6:17 PM

The Daily Flip!

20 Anon April 4, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Illegal aliens not included

21 lg April 4, 2014 at 6:52 PM

When your light turns green, wait at least 5 seconds before you go. It will cut down your chances of being T boned by a red light runner. And ignore the people behind you honking at you to go. Safety first!!!

22 Momo April 4, 2014 at 9:02 PM

It’s isn’t an SUV. It’s a truck with a shell on it. Looks like a Toyota t100. I used to have one loved it

23 Dr. Jellyfinger April 4, 2014 at 11:32 PM

lg, it will greatly increase your chances of being rear ended too (no pun intended).

24 Lucca April 5, 2014 at 12:29 PM

I used to live right in an apartment complex off of Botelho…and I HATED this whole intersection. You get people who pull such amazing stunts just to get onto 680. There were so many times I wished I had a protected green turn light just so I wouldn’t die a horrible death.

25 Nick April 7, 2014 at 8:55 AM

Vehicle is a 2013+ Toyota Tacoma double cab, I can tell from the front headlights, as I also have a tacoma.

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