Update: Three Eastbound Lanes Reopen on Bay Bridge

An early morning high-speed crash and shooting on the Bay Bridge prompted the shutdown of the roadway Thursday.


Updated: 9:50 a.m.

Three eastbound lanes are now open on the Bay Bridge after a high-speed crash and shooting on the lower deck early this morning prompted the shutdown of much of the roadway, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

The crash occurred at about 2 a.m. at the S-curve, east of Treasure Island. A shooting followed the crash, but authorities are not yet releasing details on the incident, CHP Officer Michael Ferguson said.

Two people inside the car that crashed were transported to a hospital to be treated for injuries suffered in the collision, Ferguson said.

All eastbound lanes on the bridge were briefly blocked after the crash. The CHP reopened the lanes but then shut them down again around 4:30 a.m. Most lanes remained closed until shortly after 8:30 a.m. when three lanes were cleared. All lanes are expected to be reopened by 10:30 a.m., Ferguson said. San Francisco police and the CHP are investigating the incident.


6:47 a.m.

Sporadic lane closures on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge could last until 10:30 a.m. today as officers investigate a shooting incident there, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP first responded to the incident on the lower deck of the Bay Bridge at around 2 a.m. and closed all lanes headed to Oakland for about 15 minutes. Three lanes were opened for several hours after that, but were closed again briefly around 4:30 a.m. and CHP has been sporadically opening and closing lanes since then. San Francisco police recently took over the investigation, according to CHP.

The bridge may not fully reopen until 10:30 a.m.

--Bay City News


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