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Fatal crash closes 3 lanes of westbound I-580 at Hopyard

Original post made on Apr 27, 2016

A fatal crash this morning on I-580 at Hopyard Road closed three westbound lanes of the freeway, causing a 2-1/2-hour traffic backup that extended over the Altamont Pass.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 8:13 AM

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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.

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.

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.

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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