Concord Blvd. Reopens More than 24-Hours After Astound Truck Crashes into Power Pole, Overturns

August 19, 2014 11:38 am · 20 comments

Heather Smith

A main thoroughfare in Concord has reopened this morning, more than 24 hours after a cable truck crashed into a power pole, knocking out power to some 1,750 PG&E customers, police said.

The crash involving an Astound cable truck around 8:40 a.m. Monday sent power lines dangling and shut down Concord Boulevard between Ayers Road and Trailcreek Court.

An eastbound lane remained closed earlier this morning but reopened as of 11 a.m., according to Concord police Lt. Ivan Menchaca.

PG&E crews remained on the scene this morning to make final repairs in the area and all customers have regained power, according to the utility’s website.

Police have not determined what caused the crash.

photo credit: Heather Smith

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Anon August 19, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Which direction was the truck traveling, towards Kirker Pass or towards Dekinger? August 19, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Towards Kirker.

SF CityGirl August 19, 2014 at 12:55 PM

It’s pretty obvious what caused the crash. What an idiot driver…

Gargoyle Socks August 19, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Police couldn’t even determine the owner of the truck was when it was painted on the side. Good luck determining the cause of the crash.

Noj August 19, 2014 at 1:13 PM

The wife called Astound last night at 9:00pm and asked what the estimated time of repair would be and the nice young fellow said “it’ll be down until 6:00am” so my wife asked if there could be an adjustment/credit on our Astound cable bill for the hassle and the guys gives her a $20 discount off September’s bill. A tip from your Uncle Noj.

Jerk August 19, 2014 at 1:49 PM

Even more crazy – Is all of those helicopters couldn’t zoom in and see that this was Astound. Absolutely Astounding!

bigbry August 19, 2014 at 2:15 PM

I hope this driver isnt breeding , cant fix stupid

proud patriot August 19, 2014 at 3:05 PM

18 hrs of no telephone , cable , or Internet… egads Thank goodness the A’s had the Day off

Anon August 19, 2014 at 4:02 PM

I work off of Port Chicago Highway in Concord in the vicinity of the Astound office. My experience with some of these drivers is that they are reckless and have no regard for others on the road. I have gone so far as to follow one of the trucks back to the office and go in to express my concern over their speeding and how I was almost rear-ended and then cut off. I have no idea how this accident happened, however, it doesn’t surprise me at all to see this truck flipped on its side. Astound needs to take control of their drivers before someone is seriously injured or killed.

SpankyFortuna August 19, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Astound has some ‘splainin’ to do.

anon August 19, 2014 at 7:54 PM


Fig Newton August 19, 2014 at 8:57 PM

I have Astound ! They are great! Sure beats Comcast! Hope the guy is OK! Comcast,,totally overpriced!

TO SFCity Girl August 20, 2014 at 8:19 AM

The only obvious thing I see is your native stupidity and incompetency.

ChampagneKitty August 20, 2014 at 10:09 AM

to #13–Hey! No name-calling on other commenters! That was unnecessary and uncalled for. Be civilized. If you disagree with what SF CityGirl said, then say you disagree and maybe explain why. But you don’t need to insult her.

T0 #14 August 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Hey, is “idiot” name calling or not? And whose comment was that?

ChampagneKitty August 20, 2014 at 11:30 AM

to #15, Very obviously, SF CityGirl was referring to the utility truck driver in the story, not another commenter…smh…

T0 ChampaneKitty August 20, 2014 at 1:59 PM

You obviously have dual standards. What right does she have to call him idiot since the cause of the crash has not been determined?

Barbara Heuring August 24, 2014 at 8:37 PM

His axil on his truck broke and it caused him to swerve into the other lanes and flip. He wasn’t drunk or high sleepy or reckless. I’m just glad school wasn’t in and there was no on coming traffic when his truck swerved

Barbara Heuring August 24, 2014 at 8:39 PM

The driver besides being dazed and confused was uninjured.

Barbara Heuring August 24, 2014 at 8:43 PM

He was actually driving away from kirker pass when his axil broke and he swerved and flipped into the lanes going towards kirker pass

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