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Head-on crash closes Dumbarton Thursday night

Occupants of both vehicles seriously injured -- had to be extricated

The Dumbarton Bridge was closed in the westbound direction Thursday night (Dec. 16) following a head-on collision near the bridge's high-rise section that severely injured at least two people, according to the CHP.

The bridge was reopened before 10:30 p.m.

A driver going the wrong way crashed into another vehicle at about 8:50 p.m., CHP Officer Peter Van Eckhardt said.

At least one person in each vehicle was severely injured and had to be extricated from the crash, Van Eckhardt said. They were transported by ground ambulance to local hospitals, but no further details were available about the occupants.

A Sig-alert was issued at 9:03 p.m., and westbound traffic was turned away at the toll plaza until the crash was cleared at about 10:25 p.m., Van Eckhardt said.

Traffic was still backed up as of about 10:40 p.m.

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Posted by who was the driver?
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 17, 2010 at 11:49 am

Who was the wrong way driver? Was he or she drunk? And how did they onto the bridge heading in the wrong direction?


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