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Fatal Accident On Pleasant Hill Road Expected To Cause Commute Nightmare

Concord man dies in Sunday afternoon rollover accident at Pleasant Hill and Springhill roads. Car shears pole, knocks out power and Pleasant Hill Road commute may be affected Monday morning.

A fatal accident Sunday afternoon in which a four-door Honda sheared a power pole may affect the morning commute on Pleasant Hill Road, Lafayette, near Springhill Elementary School and Acalanes High School.

The single vehicle was involved in a rollover, striking a power pole, at Springhill Road and Pleasant Hill roads at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, said sheriff's Lt. Leslie Warren.

The sheriff's office and Lafayette police are investigating the incident. A coroner's spokesman identified the victim as Charles Silverman, 28, of Concord, the Contra Costa Times reported.

On Sunday evening and expected to continue through the night, street lights were out at the intersection and traffic was being diverted from southbound lanes of Pleasant Hill Road south of Springhill Road with a long detour over the hill and onto Geary Road. A PG&E truck was on the scene Sunday night and expected to be working on lines Monday morning.

On Sunday afternoon, PGE reported the crash knocked out power to 651 customers but power was restored to most by 6 p.m., the Times reported.

Thanks to Patch reader Larry Zulch for sending in photos from the scene.

saddened October 11, 2012 at 11:17 PM
This breaks my heart. Charles passed away, his family and friends left behind are going through a lot right now and this article focuses on a commute nightmare? What about a mothers nightmare? A siblings nightmare? A bestfriend's nightmare?

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