All Bay Bridge lanes reopen following officer involved shooting

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — All eastbound lanes on the bay Bridge have reopened after an officer-involved shooting Sunday morning, according to California Highway Patrol officials.

The incident started around 3:25 a.m. when there was a two-car collision about one mile west of the the toll plaza, according to Vu Williams of CHP.

The collision backed up all eastbound lanes after officers closed them off to investigate.

About 20 minutes later CHP spotted a red car driving on the right shoulder bypassing the traffic.

CHP reportedly asked the driver to stop several times.

The driver ignored the commands and drove directly toward the officer, according to CHP.

This is when the officer fired several shots, injuring the driver.

Medical crews tended to the driver, who was then taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland.

The driver’s condition is unknown at this time.

“The other passengers in the vehicle, none of whom were struck by gunfire, were detained for further investigative purposes,” CHP said in a written statement.

At first all eastbound lanes were closed just east of the Yerba Buena Island tunnel.

Cars were stuck for at least a mile, parked on the bridge because there was nowhere to go.

CHP officers eventually started turning cars around, directing them to drive the wrong way in order to get off the bridge.

Originally, lanes were expected to reopen at 8:00 a.m.

As of 8:45 a.m., only the left two lanes had reopened.

The remaining three lanes did not reopen until after 9:00 a.m.

Drivers should still avoid using the Bay Bridge if headed eastbound.

Even though all lanes are now open, drivers can still expect heavy residual delays.

This investigation is on-going and anyone with information is asked to contact the California Highway Patrol at (415) 557-1094.

Stay with KRON4 for updates on this developing story.



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