Contra Costa County SUV accident kills 1

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California reckless SUV driver kills one and injures several Pleasant Hill.

San Francisco, CA–A multiple vehicle wreck, on Tuesday, left a Concord area man dead and several others injured. The fatal accident occurred on Tuesday afternoon, July 14, 2009, according to The Mercury News. Pleasant Hill police officials stated the accident was so severe it took area accident investigators and police official’s hours to determine what happened and who was at fault.

According to San Francisco East Bay area accident reports, a black SUV, traveling southbound was driving recklessly on Contra Costa Boulevard. The reckless SUV driver struck a minivan, a Nissan coupe, and a light pole. The out of control SUV continued to careen southbound down the Boulevard. The black SUV then reportedly jumped a median and crashed head-on into a northbound convertible before coming to a stop at Doray Drive. The driver of the convertible was identified as Stephen Simpson, 53, of Concord. Simpson was transported by emergency medical services (EMS) crews to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. Medical professionals at the medical center pronounced Simpson dead shortly after arriving for treatment of the fatal injuries he sustained in the wreck.

The reckless Contra Costa County driver of the SUV was also transported by EMS crews to John Muir Medical Center for treatment of his injuries where he is expected to survive. The drivers of the minivan and Nissan coupe also sustained non-life threatening injuries. Officials at the Pleasant Hill police traffic bureau are currently conducting a full investigation of the horrific accidents. Investigators are currently withholding the identity of the SUV driver to avoid compromising the ongoing investigation.

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