A motorcycle that crashed on the Bay Bridge Thursday afternoon and blocked traffic for about an hour has been cleared from eastbound lanes, a California Highway Patrol officer said.The crash was reported at around 3:45 p.m. and blocked two eastbound middle lanes, CHP Officer Kevin Bartlett said.The motorcyclist suffered minor injuries, Bartlett said. Read More
A motorcycle crash is blocking two lanes of eastbound traffic on the Bay Bridge Thursday afternoon, a California Highway Patrol officer said.The crash was reported at around 3:45 p.m., CHP Officer Kevin Bartlett said.The motorcyclist suffered minor injuries and two middle lanes are blocked as the crash is cleared.A Sig-alert was issued at 4:20 p.m., and Bartlett said the CHP estimates that the lanes could reopen by 4:45 p.m. Read More
A crash on San Francisco’s 19th Avenue sent one person to the hospital Thursday morning, a fire dispatcher said.The crash was reported in the area of 19th and Holloway avenues at about 5:50 a.m.One person was transported to a hospital, and the southbound lanes of 19th Avenue had to be shut down briefly, the dispatcher said. He did not have additional details on the incident. Read More
When a major crash shuts down U.S. Highway 101 in San Mateo County, it doesn’t take long for the traffic mess to spread to local roads. Desperate for an alternate way to get home, motorists take to city streets, which quickly become just as chaotic as the gridlocked freeway. Read More
Portions of the San Mateo Bridge were closed in the middle of rush hour as emergency crews tried to assist a motorcyclist who collided with a passenger vehicle.According to the California Highway Patrol Officer Peter Van Eckhardt, two lanes of traffic heading west and one lane of traffic heading east was closed for nearly 35 minutes Wednesday evening.Calls came in to CHP around 5:30 p.m. and the accident was cleared by 6:06 p.m. Read More
Lanes on the Bay Bridge were shut down for more than two hours Thursday afternoon, causing a slowdown that snarled the commute for drivers leaving San Francisco.
A big rig dropped roughly 50 feet or more of sand on the Bridge at Treasure Island on Thursday afternoon around 2:15 p.m., according to California Highway Patrol Officer Eric Anderson. Read More
A three-car, hit-and-run collision in which one vehicle was engulfed in flames exacerbated traffic delays in Oakland today during the evening commute, a California Highway Patrol officer said.One man suffered minor injuries in the crash, which was reported at about 5:30 p.m. on southbound Interstate Highway 880 north of 16th Avenue, Officer Ralph Caggiano said. Read More
Despite the recent introduction of double fines for traffic citations — a deterrent that has proven effective elsewhere — pedestrian accidents on Van Ness Avenue have skyrocketed in the past two years, increasing the calls for more traffic-calming measures there.In 2008, there were nine such incidents on Van Ness, which doubles as U.S. Highway 101 in San Francisco. In 2009, that total increased to 27 — a 300 percent hike — and last year rose to 30. Read More
Authorities in Montana say a man who had three outstanding warrants for his arrest gave officers a false name during a traffic stop — but ended up in custody anyway because that man was also wanted. Court records say that during a traffic stop, Jonothan Ray Gonsalez told police that his name was Timothy Michael Koop Jr. The officer learned a man by that name was wanted and arrested him. When Gonsalez gave his real name, a charge of issuing a false report to law enforcement was added. Read More
Six people were sent to the hospital Thursday after a crash involving a UC San Francisco shuttle bus and two cars on Potrero Avenue.
About 11:18 a.m., a car traveling southbound on Potrero Avenue rear-ended another car at 22nd Street, according to police and fire officials. The second car then rammed into the shuttle bus from behind. Read More