Vehicle Rolls During Collision on Cowell & San Miguel in Concord

July 26, 2014 22:14 pm · 23 comments


No major injuries were reported during a multi-vehicle collision on Cowell Rd. at San Miguel in Concord on Saturday night around 7-o’clock.

The cause of the collision hasn’t been released, but everybody was out of the involved vehicles when police arrived.

Thanks to Jean for the pictures!

Blink July 26, 2014 at 10:21 PM

Everybody wants to be on

Mimi (original) July 26, 2014 at 10:49 PM


Antler July 26, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Thank goodness for seat belts and air bags!

But are there no physical fitness parameters for police officers? That’s a serious question because an officer should be able to bail out and chase after (in a different situation from the one shown in the above picture) a suspect.

And might it be true that an overweight officer MIGHT be more inclined to stop running and to shoot instead? We can joke around with comments like “the POS needed to be shot” (and I do recognize the truth in that), but shooting another human being would strongly affect the officer, too. So please, Sir, take better care of yourself! We need you, and we thank you.

ddlolo July 26, 2014 at 11:55 PM

That’s my car and I so grateful for the airbags and seat belts and God, my husband walked away without a scratch. Yes, a bit bruised. Thank you to the people who checked on him and gave him water. I hope we are able to get to the bottom on the investigation soon.

funny man July 27, 2014 at 12:36 AM

Light colored compact SUV? Was road rage a factor?
my elderly mothers car is in the shop so I gave her a ride to buy her lotto tix about this time, a car matching this description with a male driver layed on his horn when i signaled a lane change and moved over with plenty of space to get into the left turn lane. he then cut around me in the right lane and speeds up (in heavy traffic) and lays on his horny again, flips me off and gets stuck behind another vehicle before cutting me off. if i werent getting into the turn lane he would have struck me or the person in front of hime
SlOW Down ppl!

ddlolo July 27, 2014 at 12:42 AM

No, not compact SUV… and road rage was not a factor from all vehicles involved. Sorry you had to deal with such a mean person.

KJ July 27, 2014 at 6:40 AM

Is there something about the way they are building cars these days that is causing them to easily overturn? Or was speed/carelessness again the cause?

I’ve had similar experiences to the one funnyman (@#5) wrote about. I see them doing their lane-changing thing in my rear view mirror and I immediately start looking for side roads so I can get far away from them: I don’t care how long the detour takes, my life is more important. It’s very scary when people get behind the wheel of a several 1,000-pound weapon and forget their first lesson in kindergarten – SHARE!

Reagan July 27, 2014 at 8:26 AM


I’m glad you are so perfect and apparently judging others is your full time job.

jk July 27, 2014 at 9:08 AM

It so scary now to drive to the store or on the freeway. Everyone is in a big hurry and love to drive fast and tailgate and if you do not get out of their way
they love to tailgate till you get out of their way…especially if they have a big car. Must be a power thing…I am bigger than you…so get out of my way…
I am surprised there are not more accidents…and I do not feel bad for the ones causing the accidents…glad they are finally off the road for a while…so we can drive safely till they get another car…wish the police could catch more of them and maybe a ticket or two would help..or not. may make them madder….scary

warbirds45 July 27, 2014 at 9:59 AM

I saw him attempting a jump at the skate park!

Glad the driver is OK!

Crazy weather may have been a factor!

Jerk July 27, 2014 at 10:14 AM

The Daily Fl!p!

Tom July 27, 2014 at 10:21 AM

I’m not a police officer, and I’ve never been overweight, but the food police isn’t helping the situation. Wow.

Antler July 27, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Reagan, my question re physical fitness requirements for police officers is a legitimate one. Your poor reading comprehension is showing if you failed to “notice” that my concern also is very much for officers.

I myself am overweight. But I am not getting paid to be a fully-functional patrolling officer!

Define July 27, 2014 at 10:47 AM

passive/aggressive = Antler
concern then the hit or the hit and then concern

Get a life July 27, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Some people need to worry about their own health matters and not publicly judge others from behind a computer screen.

Rollo Tomasi July 27, 2014 at 11:49 AM


Might one assume your comments regarding physical parameters for LE were prompted by the officer in the picture?

Do you know this officer? Do you know his resting heart rate? His cholesterol level? Have you seen him in a foot pursuit? Do you assume that one’s fitness level can be determined by physical appearance?

@Antler July 27, 2014 at 11:58 AM

I think the heat is getting to you (or maybe it’s just dementia) because you have posted some really idiotic stuff the last couple of days (even more idiotic than usual).

For you to imply that an overweight officer may be too lazy to run and might just shoot instead is extremely insulting to all law enforcement officers. Police undergo many, many hours of training on the use of lethal force. They don’t just “forget” it because they don’t feel like running. I think you owe police officers in general an apology.

BTW, most officers you see are wearing a ballistic vest, which adds quite a bit of visual bulk and makes the officers appear larger than is actually the case. I’m not saying there are no overweight officers, but take everything into consideration.

TinFoiler July 27, 2014 at 1:56 PM
@TinFoiler July 27, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Nice video you found there of Captain Freeway trying to block those “gap-shooters”. Too bad that just being passed was enough to freak him out to the point where he ran off the road and rolled his car.

Anon July 27, 2014 at 5:13 PM


John Pope July 27, 2014 at 11:45 PM

I’m betting in the office pool that the rolled SUV was eastbound on Cowell, ran the red light at San Miguel and get nailed by another car (not seen in the photo).

Mr. Goodwrench July 28, 2014 at 12:57 AM

These small suvs, that are so popular nowadays, have very short wheelbases and are extremely topheavy. It’s never a surprise to see them
upside down, but it is a surprise seeing so many people using them as everyday vehicles. They are not rugged off-roaders like the old Jeep CJs, but in many cases are just as awkward and dangerous with a quick turn of the wheel.

Yo Blue August 5, 2014 at 9:54 PM

John Pope, you are very close. The SUV struck a car after running the light and speeding. That small car was spun into a truck. The driver of the compact is lucky to be alive.

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