Cyclist struck, killed in head-on collision with SUV near Diablo

CHP: Investigation ongoing to crash on Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd.

A bicyclist killed in a head-on collision with a vehicle Wednesday afternoon in the Diablo area of unincorporated Contra Costa County has been identified as 46-year-old Maayan Jones of Novato.

The crash was reported around 4:30 p.m. on a narrow winding road called Mount Diablo Scenic Boulevard near Diablo Ranch Drive.

Jones was transported to Athenian School by ambulance and then airlifted to a hospital, where he died Wednesday night.

Investigators said he was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The driver involved in the crash remained at the scene to cooperate with investigators. Anyone with additional details about the investigation is asked to call the CHP's Contra Costa office at 646-4980.

— Bay City News Service

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4 people like this
Posted by David
a resident of Danville
on Jun 27, 2019 at 11:11 am

Just wait until they close the safe shortcut through Diablo Country Club to all cyclists avoiding Diablo Road. Sadly, this will not be the last of fatalities and injuries thanks to the Grinch from Diablo CC.

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Posted by John
a resident of Danville
on Jun 28, 2019 at 9:37 am

My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Jones family. I was on that very same route just hours before the accident. There are lots of cars parked on the side of the road, causing motorists to weave through them on this winding road.

A couple simple changes could help a lot. First, limit parking on the road side to only straight stretches and second, PAINT A LINE DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD. I realize there is likely not enough room for two regular width lanes that would warrant a dividing line, but its presence would cause drivers to slow down when they cross it.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 28, 2019 at 2:35 pm

Bicycles and 2ton cars do not mix, regardless of how many green colored bike lanes are promulgated. The only safe solution for bicycles is complete separation from autos, not by means of a painted line or green colored lane on pavement.

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