Wednesday, March 26, 2008

10 Car Crash on Golden Gate Bridge Injures 16

Massive Pile-up Injures 16 On Golden Gate Bridge



Raw Video of Chopper view of Golden Gate Bridge Hwy 101 Pile up http://cbs5.com/video/?id=32575@kpix.dayport.com



Update: 4:27 P 7:27 E, 23:27 GMT


SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5 / AP / BCN) ― A collision involving almost a dozen vehicles, including a motorcycle, brought traffic to a standstill for nearly an hour and a half along U.S. Highway 101 on the Golden Gate Bridge Wednesday afternoon.

At least nine people were injured in the pile-up, according to San Francisco Fire Department Lt. Mindy Talmadge.

Two people were hospitalized in critical condition with life-threatening injuries, three others - including an infant - were considered in serious condition and four people suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The victims were transported to various hospitals in San Francisco and Marin.

Authorities said the collision occurred at 2:40 p.m. between the mid-span and the north tower of the world-famous bridge, which is a vital link between San Francisco and points north.

All six lanes of the bridge were closed after the accident,




 



Sig Alert/Bulletin (GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE) MULTI-VEHICLE ACCIDENT CLEARED .. NB TRAFFIC BACKED UP ONTO WB LOMBARD ST FROM BEFORE FILLMORE ST .. NB PARK PRESIDIO BLVD BACKED UP FROM AT LEAST GOLDEN GATE PARK ... SB TRAFFIC BACKED UP FROM RODEO AVE - Source: Traffic Alert System





Golden Gate Bridge Pileup Injures 16

POSTED: 3:12 pm PDT March 26, 2008

UPDATED: 4:06 pm PDT March 26, 2008

A massive pile-up involving 10 vehicles on the Golden Gate Bridge Wednesday left 16 people injured and shut down the main artery between San Francisco and Marin County for more than an hour and 20 minutes, according to bridge authorities.


According to the California Highway Patrol, a high-speed collision triggered several other crashes at around 2:40 p.m. between the mid-span and the north tower.






The Live Cam for the Golden Gate Bridge is http://www.kron.com/Global/category.asp?C=106425&nav=menu130_5 and http://www.goldengatebridge.org/


The Bridge: Looking Into The Abyss

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