Fallen Tree Causes Apparent Major Traffic Collision on Taylor Blvd in Lafayette, Road Closed at Pleasant Hill Split

LAFAYETTE, CA – A major traffic collision involving apparently a fallen tree has led to the closure of Taylor Boulevard at the Pleasant Hill split in Lafayette.

Emergency services, including fire engines, police vehicles, and ambulances, were observed on the scene responding to the incident.

As of now, the extent of the damage and the nature of any potential injuries have not been confirmed. However, the significant presence of emergency services indicates that the situation could be serious.

Bay Area Telegraph observed that a tree fell across Taylor Boulevard, which appears to have triggered the collision. The road, which is a vital route for many local residents, was closed in the Eastbound direction when we visited.

Local authorities in Lafayette are advising motorists to avoid Taylor Boulevard and to find alternative routes. The road closure is expected to last at least an hour as emergency services work diligently to clear the fallen tree and secure

UPDATE: The trees has been removed. We observed that a crushed vehicle was being towed away from the scene of the accident. Still no official word on the status of anyone involved.The road is now open as of around 3pm on Thursday afternoon.

One person shared on Nextdoor: “I heard that a car crashed into the tree and the tree fell at least that’s what the CHP website said. Tho, I guess it could go either way… I live nearby and heard all the sirens. Heard there was a fire that a passerby put out and a man was stuck in an overturned car.”

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Thomas Smith is a food and travel photographer and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His photographic work routinely appears in publications including Food and Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, and the New York Times and his writing appears in IEEE Spectrum, SFGate, the Bold Italic and more. Smith holds a degree in Cognitive Science (Neuroscience) and Anthropology from the Johns Hopkins University.

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