SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Several westbound lanes of the Bay Bridge are shut down Saturday morning after a deadly crash, according to California Highway Patrol.
The accident involving a box truck was first reported by CHP at 5:11 a.m. at the toll plaza.
The truck driver was rushed to the hospital with “significant injuries,” CHP said.
A total of six cars were involved in the crash.
CHP says all other injuries are non-life-threatening.
Lanes 14-16 on the right side of the bridge remain blocked.
CHP issued a traffic alert at 5:56 a.m. and says drivers should expect delays until about 6:00 p.m.
— CHP Oakland (@CHPoakland) December 2, 2017
Northbound 880 to westbound 80 is shut down.
Traffic is being diverted to eastbound 80 by CHP.
There are several ambulances, police cars, and CalTrans trucks on scene.
CHP officer Vu Williams says it is unclear why the truck driver crashed into the toll booth.
Officers are investigating what caused him to crash.
No further details are available at this time.
Major Hot Spot #BayBridge Toll Plaza WB 80 in lanes 14 – 17. Fatal accident involving a big rig that collided into several cars & the toll booth, killing the Toll Taker. Traffic backed up beyond West Grand. ETO 4 – 5 hours. Take #SanMateoBridge instead. @kron4news kron4news pic.twitter.com/HIjekEP6u7
— Robin Winston (@RobinWinstonTV) December 2, 2017
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