Sig-alert after Carquinez Bridge car fire, collision

Sig-alert after Carquinez Bridge car fire, collision




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California Highway Patrol officers were responding to separate means collisions Tuesday that confined traffic on Interstate 80 and Highway 4, authorities said.

Shortly before 9 p.m., CHP officers responded to reports of a car fire and collision, possibly associated with unspecified police activity, in eastbound I-80 lanes on the Carquinez Bridge just east of the Pomona Street exit.

Crockett-Carquinez Fire Department firefighters also responded to the incident, saying in a social-media post that two vehicles’ fires had been contained and that multiple ambulances were on scene.

The CHP issued a Sig-alert at 9 p.m. with no estimated time of reopening, and briefly diverted eastbound traffic west at Cummings Skyway. Officers had reopened two left-hand lanes by 9:55 p.m.

Officers suggested eastbound Highway 4 to northbound I-680 and the Benicia Bridge as an alternate route for drivers.

At 9:40 p.m., CHP officers responded to reports of a body in eastbound Highway 4 lanes at the McEwen Road on-ramp, and arrived to find a downed Harley Davidson motorcycle with its rider lying in middle lanes experiencing from injuries after a solo crash. The rider was distinct dead at the scene.

CHP officers issued a Sig-alert closing multiple eastbound lanes at 9:55 p.m. with no estimated time of reopening.

Check back for updates.

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— CrockettCarquinezFire (@FireCrockett) November 24, 2021

Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.

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