Woman Dies In Friday Morning Crash On Hwy.4 In Concord

August 7, 2020 14:00 pm · 15 comments

A woman died early Friday after a crash involving a big-rig on eastbound state Highway 4 in Concord, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The woman was driving a Honda Accord that collided with the rear of the tractor-trailer about 6:30 a.m., just east of Willow Pass Road, the CHP said.

Emergency crews arrived and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name has not been released.

The driver of the big-rig was not injured, the CHP said.

Alcohol or drugs are not suspected in the crash, but it is still under investigation. Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact Contra Costa CHP in Martinez, at (925) 646-4980.

TraumaRx August 7, 2020 at 4:19 PM

Slow down! And wear your seatbelt.

Cellophane August 7, 2020 at 4:58 PM

May her memory be a blessing.

ZZ August 7, 2020 at 4:59 PM

How tragic. Probably on her way to work. Prayers lifted to her, her family and friends. God Bless.

CJRN August 7, 2020 at 5:06 PM

Or coming home after working the night shift. Either way, very sad. My heart goes out to her family and friends. I’m sure she will be missed.

Stove August 7, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Need to pay attention on the road and stay off your phone. Those big rigs take a long time to stop so she had plenty of time to react. Unfortunate for her.

Hill August 7, 2020 at 6:55 PM

sometimes accidents happen that are no ones fault, unfortunate chain of events. People died in car accidents long before cell phones. Maybe it makes you feel better to think she was on her phone or that it must have been something she did. But we have all very close calls while being careful.

Threeforme August 7, 2020 at 10:14 PM

My husband comes through there around then every day. He pointed out you are essentially blind by the angle of the sun on that stretch at that time. We shouldn’t assume the worst, it could be just a tragic accident.

Thoughts August 7, 2020 at 10:20 PM

@Hill, very well said.

Sign from Above August 10, 2020 at 6:56 AM

Guess Stove is clarvoant. He/she knows exactly what happened.

chris August 7, 2020 at 7:26 PM

Traveling East bound on 4, at that time of the morning, the sun was most likely in her eyes, which can be blinding.

anon August 8, 2020 at 2:56 AM

Many people do not wear sunglasses or put down their visor..

the following is generally not true:
“sometimes accidents happen that are no ones fault”

94519 August 7, 2020 at 8:23 PM

CHP traffic log shows a pretty long response time, 19 minutes.

Allen August 8, 2020 at 3:06 AM

I was coming home from work, right after it happened, the car ran into the rear of the tanker truck. Sun could have played a factor. It was in the far right 2 lanes.

S August 8, 2020 at 8:37 AM

I’d say “Do the Math”, but seems some people are offended by it….

Actually, My sympathy to all……..

KenInConcord August 8, 2020 at 10:34 AM

If you comment requires you use any of the following:
“I think”
“Probably”
“It’s likely”
“I bet”
“Usually”
“I wonder”
“Maybe”
“Generally”

Then you are just guessing!! Why not wait for the experts and witnesses to post real information.

Ken

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