Car Overturns, Catches Fire On Highway 101 In San Mateo

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(CBS)

SAN MATEO (CBS SF) — All northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 101 just north of the connector to state Highway 92 in San Mateo reopened late Wednesday night, after a major-injury accident, according to a California Highway Patrol officer.

A vehicle overturned and caught fire, which was reported at 10:35 p.m. A Sig-alert was issued at 11 p.m. and then canceled at 11:23 p.m., according to California Highway Patrol Officer Peter Van Eckhardt.

Northbound Highway 101 lanes were closed as a person from the solo-vehicle accident was airlifted to Stanford Hospital for major injuries, Van Eckhardt said.

The Fashion Island Boulevard on-ramp was closed until midnight, according to the CHP.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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