Multi-car Bay Bridge accident causes major Thanksgiving delays

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

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A major accident on the Bay Bridge created a traffic nightmare in the eastbound direction on Thanksgiving Day for San Francisco Bay Area travelers. 

The accident involved at least six cars and took place in the Yerba Buena Tunnel near Treasure Island.

At 1:10 p.m. the San Francisco Fire Department tweeted that there had been an accident and drivers should “avoid the area and expect delays.”

Twenty minutes later, the SFFD sent an update that 18 people had been injured, including eight children, and that four ambulances were called to the scene. Thankfully, none of the injuries were considered life threatening.

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

By 2:00 p.m. 511 SF Bay, a local traffic service, reported that all lanes had opened but that drivers should still anticipate “residual delays.”


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