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Motorcyclist Killed In Sunday Morning Hit-And-Run Crash In Concord


We dispatched what we knew about this incident early Sunday morning. The motorcyclist has been identified by Coroner’s officials as 28-year-old Joshua Morgensen of Clayton. Here are more details From the Concord Police Department:

On Sunday morning, at approximately 12:24 am, Concord Police Officers were dispatched to a motorcycle vs. automobile collision that occurred near the intersection of Concord Blvd. and Lodato Way.

A motorcyclist was traveling east on Concord Blvd. when he attempted to pass a Toyota Prius also traveling east on Concord Blvd. ahead of him.  The motorcycle collided with the rear end of the Prius and the solo rider was ejected, landing in the westbound lane of Concord Blvd.

A dark-colored pickup truck, traveling west on Concord Blvd., ran over the motorcyclist while he was laying in the roadway.  The driver of the truck continued west on Concord Blvd. and was not located.

The driver of the Prius remained on scene and was cooperative with the investigation.

Due to injuries he sustained, the motorcyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene by Emergency Medical Personnel.  His identity is not being released pending notification of next of kin. The collision is still under investigation.

Officers are attempting to identify and locate the driver of the pickup truck that left the scene.

Concord Blvd., between Ayers Road and Kirker Pass Road, was closed for approximately 3 hours for the investigation.

No further details are being released at this time.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who has any information on this case is asked to contact Traffic Officer Derrick King at the Concord Police Department, 925-671-5880.


  1. Dear 24-680 journalists (and copy editors): Please solidify my admiration of you all by not writing this: “….while he was laying in the roadway.” Your middle school English teachers would be appalled.

    • Hey, Linda, appreciate the discerning “eyes on,” but we don’t alter/edit official releases… this one came straight from the PD.

  2. A well-educated readership is a double edged sword. Pointing out spelling and grammatical errors should be against your better judgment. You don’t have to be a journalist to be familiar with press releases.

    Rest in Peace.

    • A well-educated readership is a blessing! We like that people care about words and their use. We have also learned that there are a lot of former English teachers out there!

      One of the truly great aspects about this site and endeavor of ours are the lengths to which many are willing to maintain its standard. There aren’t a lot of us, so extra “eyes” always help! – Ed.

      • Yes, but, the story here has a much deeper content to it than readers checking for errors…..
        That is sad.

          • It is silly and unnecessary. And sad. The grammar police are all over the internet, and correcting someone is inappropriate. It has nothing to do with standards, and everything to do with your desire to look intellectually superior.

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