San Mateo Bridge
All lanes of state Highway 92 near the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge reopened Friday after a collision that caused one vehicle to catch fire, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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.
BART ridership rose noticeably because of the Bay Bridge closure Wednesday night to allow crews to transition traffic onto the bridge’s new eastern span, a BART spokesman said Thursday morning.
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.
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.
Thousands more motorists have been crossing Bay Area bridges each day of an ongoing BART strike that started Monday, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.
Drivers passing through the toll plaza on the San Mateo Bridge Thursday morning may have noticed a boat that ran aground.
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.