Chain reaction collision kills Brentwood man on I-580, Hopyard Road

Six vehicles collide, 3 catch fire

California Highway Patrol officials said a 43-year-old Brentwood man died Wednesday morning on westbound I-580 at Hopyard Road when six vehicles collided and three caught fire.

The collision occurred at 5:55 a.m. when a big-rig rear-ended a 1999 BMW, which rear-ended a 2001 Acura, which rear-ended a 2005 Ford, which rear-ended a 2016 Nissan, which rear-ended a 2008 Mazda, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Daniel Romero said.

The Acura, Nissan and BMW caught fire. The drivers of the Acura and Nissan were able to get out of their cars, while the man in the BMW could not, Romero said.

The Alameda County coroner has not positively identified the man who died and consequently will not release the man's name yet.

Keith Burbank, Bay City News

— Bay City News Service

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34 people like this
Posted by Mr Intelligent
a resident of Foothill High School
on Apr 27, 2016 at 11:10 pm

Maybe they should fix the 580W to 680S interchange. Can they design it any worse? Instead of adding a carpool lane it would have been better to address the real problem which is the interchange. With the carpool lane traffic just gets to the bottleneck faster and that's about it.

Traffic engineers are probably the dumbest people in the world. All 580W traffic issues could have been resolved by redoing the 580W to 680S transition. No extra lanes were needed.

Weird how 3 gas burning cars burst into flames, which is common, yet when a Tesla catches fire it makes world news and people act like they're the most dangerous cars in the world.

And who designed the 92 East carpool lane to 880 North. Worst design EVER. Really? merging two high volume lanes in the middle lane of the 880N. This causes a constant backup of traffic. Terrible design.

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Posted by SHale
a resident of San Ramon
on Apr 28, 2016 at 8:13 pm

SHale is a registered user.

I missed this accident by 20 minutes (I was ahead of it). Perhaps best fix is to close the hopyard onramp. When one needs 580W you take your life in your hands trying to scoot over 3 lanes. Was bad before they did the silly toll fast lane, now worse.

Whomever designed should find a career someplace else that doesn't involve automobiles.

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Posted by R I P
a resident of Apperson Ridge
on Apr 29, 2016 at 7:22 am

I am sure this man had a wife and kids . And was just trying to provide for his family. Very sad.

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Posted by Oroenrique
a resident of Livermore
on Apr 30, 2016 at 9:13 am

Oroenrique is a registered user.

His name was Francisco Alvarez who lost his life .he was a man full of crist .with a young 6 year old kid .God was looking for another angel in heaven he called him ..if any one that help in the accident plz provide me with info..we found out thru CHP because I saw the news in the morning saw what was going on but never new it was him ..RIP..

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