UPDATE: Concord Police Investigating Vehicle -vs- Pedestrian Collision On Concord Ave. At Hwy.242 Onramp

January 14, 2022 20:00 pm · 18 comments

Police in Concord are investigating a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian Friday evening.

The accident occurred at Concord Avenue and the northbound Highway 242 onramp.

As of 7:30 p.m., the roadway will be closed for several hours. Police said motorists should avoid the area and seek alternate travel routes.

There are no further details.

UPDATE from CPD: On January 14, 2022, at approximately 6:18 PM, Concord PD Officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle vs pedestrian collision that occurred on Concord Avenue, near 1581 Concord Avenue.

A pedestrian crossed over Concord Avenue
and was struck by a vehicle, traveling W/B Concord Avenue.

The pedestrian, a 64 year old male, was transported to a nearby hospital for major injuries.

The collision is still under investigation. Any witnesses are asked to contact Traffic
Officer Nanthasiri at 925-603-5096.

ConcordMike January 14, 2022 at 8:25 PM

I drove by this accident and it was actually at the entrance to Chili’s. Lot of homeless cross that street to the motel. And it is very dark. Hope they survive.

Clam Bake January 14, 2022 at 9:02 PM

That is a very dangerous area. Maybe a crosswalk with flashing lights might be called for? Prayers for all involved.

Torcofuel January 14, 2022 at 10:13 PM

Really? That’s a big freaking intersection with crosswalks going every direction with supporting blinking lights for the foot traffic to cross. If some idiot can’t figure out how to cross the street without getting hit by a car then I don’t think anything’s going to help.

Now for all you armchair quarterbacks out there until the investigation is done who knows what the hell happened but that is a well-controlled intersection for cars and pedestrians, but people are frequently getting hit there and all of them are homeless according to the reports.

Phil January 14, 2022 at 10:17 PM

I stopped for a ped at the crosswalk on the onramp to N242 at Grant and some jackass in a pick-up truck roared around me on the left side shoulder. He looked back at me like I was the idiot! If vigilante justice was allowed…

Dude January 14, 2022 at 11:24 PM

I doubt the person was in the crosswalk. Losers, homeless and criminals are jaywalking to the hotel 24hrs a day. The dumbest wear dark clothes at night……

Meezy January 15, 2022 at 6:39 AM

Aaaand that’s enough Claycord for today.

Badge1104 January 15, 2022 at 8:28 AM

That sounds really mean……. but what you said is actually the truth !

Oh, please January 16, 2022 at 8:41 AM

Hear, hear. People need to take responsibility for themselves. We cannot keep putting bubbles around the stupid so that life is harder for everyone else with an ounce of sense.

Kauai Mike January 15, 2022 at 4:41 AM

Yea, the nerve of some probably down-trodden, homeless, cold and drugged individual to figure they could cross the road without getting hit. Where are their priorities?

Oh, please January 16, 2022 at 8:43 AM

Agree. It IS selfish when he could have used a crosswalk. Now he has caused trauma to some poor soul just trying to drive. Their priorities are always drugs. It is always selfish. And, they think they get to ruin a bunch of areas with their filth too. So, you can take your sanctimonious crap and lay the blame where it really does lie. At the jaywalker’s feet.

Rolaids January 15, 2022 at 7:46 AM

A couple times I have been surprised in the early morning as a make a right onto that onramp by a hobo walking in the road. Not just making their way along Concord Ave, like coming from a homeless camp somewhere off the side of the freeway. I was struck by, no pun intended, the complete indifference to a car suddenly barreling straight at them. No scurrying out of the way, no trying to stand as far out of the way as possible, nothing.

Randy January 15, 2022 at 7:49 AM

… lots of crack heads & homeless wandering around in the middle of the streets around there 24/7 …not surprised

Reasonable January 15, 2022 at 8:16 AM

I like Chili’s Bloomin Onion. Great greasy appetizer.

Bub January 15, 2022 at 10:44 AM


Schmee January 15, 2022 at 9:39 AM

Darwin at his finest. This is the way nature is supposed to work. The weakest get squashed. No upstanding citizen is walking in this area at night.

American Citizen January 15, 2022 at 10:55 AM

A. Toxicology run on this person’s blood would probably indicate the presence of a virtual cocktail of narcotics. They don’t call it dope for nothing.

Anon January 15, 2022 at 11:50 AM

The new Economy……..flash mobs get a free pass, jaywalkers can do as they please, motorists are the new criminals.

Look at the recent charges in Lafayette against elderly motorists.

Hittyup January 15, 2022 at 12:16 PM

With some forms of mental illness, you don’t have to be drugged to have little, if any, awareness of what is going on around you.

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