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Limousine Fire

Cellphone camera image of a burning 1999 Lincoln Town Car limousine on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, May 4, 2013. (CBS)

Limousine Safety Bill Clears Key Assembly Vote

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.

08/30/2013

Limousine Fire

Fatal Bay Area Limo Fire Ruled Accident; 911 Tapes Reveal Victims’ Screams

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.

08/19/2013

Limousine Burning

Report: Limo Driver On Phone Before Fatal Fire On San Mateo Bridge

A newspaper has reported that shortly before fire engulfed the back of a stretch limousine and killed five Northern California women in May, the driver had turned up the music in the vehicle so his passengers couldn’t hear him arguing with his estranged wife on the phone.

07/21/2013

Firefighters on the scene of a fatal limousine fire on the San Mateo Bridge on May 4, 2013. (CBS)

Bay Area Lawmaker’s Bill Targets Limo Safety After Recent Fires

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.

06/11/2013

A burned-out 2009 limousine is parked in a driveway along Skycrest Drive in the Rossmoor community of Walnut Creek. (Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group)

10 Women Escape Burning Limousine In Walnut Creek

A group of 10 women — many in their mid-nineties — escaped from a burning limousine in Walnut Creek Sunday thanks to some quick-acting caregivers.

06/10/2013

Firefighters on the scene of a fatal limousine fire on the San Mateo Bridge on May 4, 2013. (CBS)

New Limo Regulations Proposed In Wake Of Deadly San Mateo Bridge Fire

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.

05/10/2013

Limousine Burning

Deadly Limo Fire Highlights Emergency Response Times On 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.

05/09/2013

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