Multiple-car crash on Bay Bridge causes major Thanksgiving delays

Multiple-car crash on Bay Bridge causes major Thanksgiving delays
Multiple-car crash on Bay Bridge causes major Thanksgiving delays

FILE – The Bay Bridge and the San Francisco skyline are seen in this view of the bay on Monday, March 9, 2020.

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A major crash on the Bay Bridge has created an eastbound traffic nightmare on Thanksgiving Day for San Francisco Bay Area travelers.

The crash involved at least six cars and happened in the Yerba Buena Tunnel near Treasure Island.

At 1:10 p.m., the San Francisco Fire Department

that there had been an accident and that drivers should “avoid the area and expect delays”.

Twenty minutes later, the SFFD sent a

that 18 people were injured, including eight children, and that four ambulances were called to the scene. Fortunately, none of the injuries were deemed life threatening.

The accident on the Bay Bridge follows a previous accident on the Carquinez Bridge earlier in the day.

At 2:00 p.m., 511 SF Bay, a local traffic service,

that all lanes had been opened but that drivers still had to anticipate “residual delays”.

Gabe Lehman is a homepage editor with SFGATE and can be contacted at [email protected]

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