Fatal Vehicle Collision in Pleasant Hill

March 18, 2018 10:09 am · 19 comments

One person died during a fatal vehicle collision in Pleasant Hill this morning just after midnight, according to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.

The vehicle struck a tree and started on fire.

The crash occurred in the 4800 block of Pleasant Hill Rd.

The victim’s identity hasn’t been released at this time.

photo credit: Craig Cannon

Jerk March 18, 2018 at 10:24 AM

2nd one. Other one was at tap plastics – some guy took out a light post in front of Tap Plastics and drove on approximately 100 ft of sidewalk, not a fatal and luckily no pedestrians were on the sidewalk.

Lambie March 18, 2018 at 11:43 AM

Where is 4800 Pleasant Hill Rd? The map shows Martinez, near Nancy Boyd Park, is that correct?

L March 18, 2018 at 2:36 PM

Maybe near the Grayson intersection??

Kentucky Derby March 18, 2018 at 5:28 PM

4800 Pleasant Hill Rd. is Pleasant Hill Rd. and Church St. in Martinez. Nancy Boyd Park is right there.

Lambie – maps are correct… lol.

Lambie March 18, 2018 at 12:02 PM

It looks like the 2400 block, near the Mangini farm stand building.

Kentucky Derby March 18, 2018 at 5:31 PM

2400 Pleasant Hill Rd. is in PH. Maybe that’s where it happened.

TraumaRx March 18, 2018 at 12:33 PM

Seatbelts saves lives. Reminder to always buckle up when driving.

Alan T March 18, 2018 at 7:52 PM

Seatbelts don’t always save lives.
But you have a much better chance of surviving a crash.

Anonymous March 18, 2018 at 12:58 PM

Oh my…. R.i.p
My condolences to family and friends

Nan March 18, 2018 at 1:11 PM

Tragic. Anymore details? Alcohol or drugs or both?

ZZ March 18, 2018 at 4:58 PM

God Bless. Such a tragedy for family and friends.

Well??!!! March 18, 2018 at 6:09 PM

It was right in front of the Mangini farm stand. Scarred tree and huge black burn marks on the sidewalk.

Mike March 18, 2018 at 6:45 PM

My wife said they lost power at Park & Shop when a car wrapped around a power pole on Market st. Said it didn’t look survivable and the ambulance wasn’t in a hurry. Hopefully the driver walked away.

Greg March 18, 2018 at 7:37 PM

Please slow downp

Bdiz March 18, 2018 at 7:59 PM

So sad, Likely a younger person or someone “altered” I see folks driving crazy fast in wet weather. Slow the F down. I say a younger person, as I was once a younger person and us younger people were dumb, ignorant and drove too fast, didn’t think first, just did first. Its part of growing up, but sad that it can end in tragedy. I feel for their loved ones 🙁

Pleasant Hiller March 19, 2018 at 12:24 AM

Yikes. Only half mile from me. The driver must have been speeding. Speed limit in front of Mancini farm is only about 35. Such a high price to pay for being reckless.

Dr.quattro March 19, 2018 at 8:47 AM

It’s 40mph on that stretch. A huge lighted radar/speed indicator there is hard to miss….. For the record, young, middle aged and old can all be “stupid”. Just commute to work one day and you will quickly realize that. Unfortunately, vehicle fatalities happen and cars usually don’t crash themselves. Tree’s generally win.

Silva March 19, 2018 at 9:51 AM

Also, anyone can have a medical emergency.

Ripley March 19, 2018 at 4:48 PM

The limit there was raised from 35 to 40 a few years ago and it shouldn’t have been IMO. In the past 20 yrs or so there have been 4 fatals all in the same spot. Street is poorly light, poor sight lines as well as terrible surface. I have asked for a light there but odds are I won’t see it in my life.

Very sad to see the gathering of grieving there today, prayers to family and friends.


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