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Fatal Two-Car Crash on Railroad Avenue

On the early morning of November 13, 2023, the California Highway Patrol reported a fatal two-car crash on eastbound State Route 4 close to the Railroad Avenue off-ramp in Pittsburg. The incident occurred shortly before 3:00 a.m.

Pedestrian Crash Fatality in Pittsburg

The Pittsburg Police Department reported a fatality following a vehicle versus pedestrian crash on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. The incident occurred shortly before 7:15 p.m. at Briarcliff Drive and Stoneman Avenue near Black Diamond High School.

Antioch Man Killed in SR-4 Crash

A man from Antioch was killed in a crash while walking on SR-4 on the late night of Tuesday, March 29, 2022. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) revealed in a press release that the fatal pedestrian accident took place around 10:50 p.m. on State Route 4 close to the Loveridge Road on-ramp near the Pittsburg area.

Pittsburg Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run

A woman from Pittsburg was killed in a recent hit-and-run accident in the Oakland area. The incident was described by the Oakland Police Department (Oakland PD) as a car vs. pedestrian accident that occurred in a crosswalk around 2:15 a.m.

One Person Killed in Fiery Pittsburg Collision

One man was recently killed in a fiery Pittsburg collision that occurred after dark. The traffic accident happened at the 900 block of Garcia Avenue, shortly after midnight. The Pittsburg Police Department, as well as the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (CCCFPD), both dispatched responders to the scene of the crash that involved two vehicles, a passenger vehicle and a semi-truck tractor-trailer. According to police, the passenger vehicle had hit the front of the parked semi-truck and was on fire upon their arrival. Emergency responders could see the driver was unconscious and stuck inside the vehicle. Pittsburg PD tried to put out the fire with fire extinguishers while they began to extricate the man from the vehicle. The CCCFPD and Engine 85 assisted with on-site medical care for the injured man. Eventually, the driver was transferred to John Muir Medical Center for his major injuries. The extent of the driver’s injuries were very severe, and it was at the hospital where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries.

Fatality Reported in Pittsburg Car Accident

A fatality was reported after a young man died in a single-vehicle wreck in Pittsburg. The accident happened just before 2:30 a.m. near the 3700 block of Railroad Avenue. According to Jim Huntze, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Battalion Chief, firefighters were dispatched to the accident after a report of a vehicle that had entered the canal. The car was found upside down, completely submerged in the water while a person was trapped inside the car. Three rescue swimmers entered the water and were able to free the man. Fire crews performed CPR and provided medical care to the 19-year old male while they transferred him to a local hospital. It was at the hospital where the male succumbed to his injuries. Emergency responders estimated that he may have been submerged underwater for up to 30 minutes.

Fatal Pittsburg Pedestrian Crash

On Wednesday, February 19, 2020, Contra Costa County authorities released the identity of a man who tragically passed away after suffering injuries in a Pittsburg pedestrian crash. The decedent was identified as Charles Guerrero IV, a 33-year-old resident of Denver, Colorado. The crash took place a few days earlier on Sunday, February 16, 2020, and happened on a local highway off-ramp in the very early morning. According to reports, no other individuals were injured during the accident. Additionally, California Highway Patrol (CHP), has this accident under investigation.

Pedestrian Detection Systems

Car companies across the world have been working towards improving the safety of drivers and any additional car passengers. However, a recent study suggests they are still falling short at protecting the most vulnerable population – the pedestrians that get hit. This new study was conducted on four midsize sedans that utilize the unique pedestrian detection systems. These new pedestrian safety features are supposed to readily detect when the vehicle is close in contact with a nearby human and then slow down accordingly, to avoid a pedestrian accident. What this new study found is that these new pedestrian features do not work efficiently at a time where they are debatable needed most – at night.

Teen Drivers and Cognitive Development

It is commonly known that young drivers, specifically those between the ages of 16 and 24, have the highest rate of car accidents and are one of the top at-risk populations. What is even more concerning is that the younger you are, the more vulnerable and accident-prone you become. The risk of motor vehicle accidents is the highest among those between the ages of 16 and 19,  presenting a risk for all teenage drivers. If you look at car accident fatality rates, you’ll find that per-mile driven, 16-to 19-year-old drivers are 3 times more likely to be involved in a deadly car crash than drivers 20 years or older.

Motorcyclist Killed in Highway 4 Accident

A motorcyclist that rear-ended a vehicle on Highway 4 died after he was ejected from his motor vehicle, said the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The crash happened in the westbound lanes of Highway 4 around 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 26, 2019. The deceased motorcyclist has been identified as James Woods, a 61-year old Antioch resident.

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