Deadly Limousine Fire
Family members of the victims of a fatal limousine fire on the San Mateo bridge are filing wrongful death lawsuits.
A bill that aims to improve safety for limousine passengers in the wake of a fatal limousine tragedy that killed five women on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge earlier this year was signed into law Friday.
SB 338 would require more inspections of vehicle, and order limos with a seating capacity of fewer than 10 people to carry a fire extinguisher onboard. Stretch limos with a capacity of more than 10 already have such a requirement.
A limousine fire on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge that killed five nurses trapped in the back was sparked by a mechanical problem. Meanwhile, dramatic recordings of 911 calls released Monday revealed desperate pleas for help outside the burning vehicle.
In response to a deadly limousine fire on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge last month, East Bay lawmaker Ellen Corbett has introduced legislation that would add safety features in limos.
A memorial service was held Friday at the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco for the five women who died in last week’s limousine fire on the San Mateo Bridge.
The man in charge of the firefighters who rushed to the scene of the deadly limousine fire on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge said he is satisfied with the response time by emergency personnel.
The California Highway Patrol is asking those who want to honor the five women who were killed in a limousine fire on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge last Saturday to refrain from putting memorial items on the bridge.
While the cause of Saturday night’s fatal limousine fire on the San Mateo Bridge remains under investigation, questions are now being raised over how the limo industry is regulated.
The limousine which caught fire on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, killing five of nine passengers on board, was part of a nationwide recall because of issues with load limits on tires, investigators have found.