Cyclist Struck, Killed During Collision With Truck In Concord

July 11, 2018 1:59 am · 12 comments

A cyclist was killed after he was struck by a pickup truck in Concord early this morning, according to Concord police.

The collision was reported around midnight today on San Miguel Road near Systron Drive,
according to Concord police Lt. Kristen Thoms.

Thoms said the victim was crossing San Miguel Road when he was struck, and died on impact.

The vehicle, described as a 1990s-model GMC pickup truck, was driven by a man who police said stayed at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

Neither drugs nor alcohol appear to be a factor in the collision.

San Miguel Road is currently closed between Systron Drive and H Street.

There is no estimated time of reopening.

Simonpure July 11, 2018 at 7:05 AM

Road is open…what a shame. There are a lot of collisions at San Miguel and Systron drive as well as Systron drive and Monument.

The Know July 11, 2018 at 7:14 AM

Very dangerous road to ride a bike on. I hope he didnt leave a very sad family due to this accident. San Miguel could use some bike lane markings to be reconditioned. Dont take bikes through here, its not worth it. Contra costa canel..trail.

Bob July 11, 2018 at 9:34 AM

I agree with you that this is a very dangerous road, even during the day. East Bay Regional Park District need to open the locked gate between the Canal Trail and Systron Drive and allow people to use the trail after 10pm.

Simonpure July 11, 2018 at 11:14 AM

Bob…the gate behind Systron Donner is unlocked 24/7 as of a couple months now. I always wondered why they locked it as Systron has security round the clock.

Bob July 11, 2018 at 1:22 PM

Thank you, I’ll check it out.

City Girl July 11, 2018 at 7:30 AM

What a tragedy! My prayers and condolences to the deceased and his loved ones. Prayers to the driver of the pick up truck, as well.

anon July 11, 2018 at 7:38 AM

I bet no lights on the bike….possiblr vehicle code violation by the bike- I see it every day

JazzMan July 11, 2018 at 9:17 AM

Most likely driver not paying attention, texting. We need more bike lanes and driver awareness training.

Krysta July 11, 2018 at 10:07 AM

Actually he wasnt texting, he was driving to work and the person on the bike just came out of nowhere and wasnt wearing any lights or anything. It’s very sad for both people involved.

Simonpure July 11, 2018 at 12:05 PM

Yes Krysta…I walked down to the location this morning. It looks like perhaps the bike came out of the trailer park driveway into the path of the truck. So sad.

ConcordMike July 11, 2018 at 8:17 AM

Second bicyclist accident in that area in a week. Last week it was on Monument at Erickson.

rich July 11, 2018 at 11:34 AM

You use to be able to ride or walk to the Canal Trail from that intersection, but the HOA has blocked the trail the Builder was required to install as a requirement.for the project.

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