AP file photoThe Bay Bridge S-curve has been a troublesome spot for speeding drivers

Motorcyclist killed in Bay Bridge collision at S-curve

A motorcyclist was killed Friday morning after slamming into the back of another vehicle on the Bay Bridge and was thrown from his bike.

The driver of the motorcycle, described as a male, was driving west on the Bay Bridge around 10:45 a.m. when he struck the back of a Toyota Corolla, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Tony Tam. The man was ejected from the motorcycle and hit the concrete railing on the north side of the bridge.

The man was pronounced dead at 11:05 a.m.

Traffic was backed up through Albany, according to the CHP. The two right lanes were blocked while emergency workers responded to the scene, Tam said. The two lanes were reopened at 12:30 p.m.

The incident occurred at the Bay Bridge S-curve and speed was a factor.

Some reports say the motorcyclist was traveling at 70 mph. The speed limit on the bridge is 50 mph. In the S-curve, the speed limit is 40 mph.

Tam is reminding drivers to be careful during the holiday season.

akoskey@sfexaminer.com

Bay Area NewsLocalSan Franciscotransportation

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Caltrain’s future in jeopardy after supervisors block sales tax measure

Roughly 90 minutes into Tuesday’s San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting, local… Continue reading

Feds target donations from city contractors with new subpoena in Nuru scandal

Federal authorities have homed in on an apparent trail of donations from… Continue reading

Police union opposes proposal to hang ‘Black Lives Matter’ posters at stations

SFPOA criticizes plan for injecting ‘political agendas and wedge issues’ into policing

Twitter blocks verified accounts from posting after hack hits high-profile users

After the Twitter accounts of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Kanye West and… Continue reading

Private, charter schools likely forced to begin semester with distance learning

Private and charter schools that may have planned a return to in-person… Continue reading

Most Read