California Highway Patrol Headlines

  • Accidents cause severe traffic for commuters on highways 87, 121

    A rush-hour collision on Highway 121 shortly before 7 a.m. Monday blocked lanes in both directions in Sonoma and caused a severe traffic alert, authorities said. Around 6:51 a.m., California Highway Patrol responded to reports of a collision between a Toyota Camry and a tractor trailer at Highway 121 and Burndale Road. The tractor trailer was leaking gas into a ditch around 8 a.m., CHP said. Authorities put one-way traffic control in place and advised drivers to seek alternate routes. In San...

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  • Crash on I-580 crash snarls rush hour commute

    A vehicle crash Thursday morning snarled rush-hour traffic on westbound Interstate 580 in San Leandro, authorities said. California Highway Patrol issued a severe traffic alert after an accident with injuries around 7:28 a.m. near the Benedict Drive on-ramp. No estimate was given on when the roadway will reopen. Commuters traveling through the area should take alternate routes, officials said. Gwendolyn Wu is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: [email protected] Twitter:...

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  • Crash on I-580 crash snarls rush hour commute

    A vehicle crash Thursday morning snarled rush-hour traffic on westbound Interstate 580 in San Leandro, authorities said. California Highway Patrol issued a severe traffic alert after an accident with injuries around 7:28 a.m. near the Benedict Drive on-ramp. No estimate was given on when the roadway will reopen. Commuters traveling through the area should take alternate routes, officials said. Gwendolyn Wu is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: [email protected] Twitter:...

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  • Deputy in high-speed chase crashes car into Bodega Bay home, setting it on fire

    A high-speed chase in Bodega Bay early Sunday morning ended with a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy crashing his car into a home on Highway 1, causing the vehicle and home to ignite in flames. The crash and fire occurred just after 5 a.m. near Smith Brothers Road, according to the California Highway Patrol. It shut down traffic on the picturesque coastal highway for part of the morning. The deputy was chasing someone who he believed was involved in recent thefts in the area. The motorist was...

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  • Lanes reopened after disabled big rig caused delays on Carquinez Bridge

    A big rig with a broken trailer Saturday morning shut down several eastbound lanes on the Carquinez Bridge for nearly three hours, causing heavy traffic delays, officials said. The incident was reported about 10:30 a.m. on two eastbound lanes on Interstate 80 toward Vallejo, according to the California Highway Patrol. The lanes were reopened just about 1:10 p.m. Thirty-minute traffic delays were reported on the bridge. No injuries were reported. Sarah Ravani is a San Francisco Chronicle staff...

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  • Lanes reopen after 5 hours following bus crash on Dumbarton bridge near Fremont

    A heavy utility truck slammed into a disabled bus around 2 p.m. Wednesday, resulting in injuries and closing eastbound lanes on Highway 84 west of Dumbarton Bridge Toll Plaza in Fremont for up to five hours, authorities said. The bus was completely stopped in the No. 3 lane when the truck hit it, according to David Shabandarian, a spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol. Officials initially reported that the bus was a Facebook shuttle, but Facebook spokesperson Anthony Harrison confirmed...

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  • Brush fire closes northbound U.S. 101 in San Jose

    A brush fire sparked shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday closed northbound lanes on U.S. 101 in San Jose and triggered a severe traffic alert, authorities said. California Highway Patrol and San Jose Fire responded around 2:42 p.m. to reports of a fire that started along the interstate and spread to the area east of 101 between Blossom Hill and Hellyer Avenue, threatening homes in the residential area across from the freeway. San Jose Fire spokesman Mitchell Matlow said firefighters had the fire...

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  • Facebook bus crash on Dumbarton bridge results in injuries, severe traffic

    A collision involving a Facebook bus and truck around 2 p.m. Wednesday resulted in injuries and closed down eastbound lanes on Highway 84 west of Dumbarton Bridge Toll Plaza in Fremont, authorities said. The social media company's bus collided with a truck that was carrying 60 gallons of oil, according to the California Highway Patrol log. Those hurt in the accident were taken to Kaiser Permanente in Fremont with minor injuries, official said. Authorities did not say how many people were injured...

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  • 22-year-old Pittsburg man dies after crashing SUV in Orinda

    A man died early Monday morning after being ejected from an SUV in what appears to be a single-vehicle crash in Orinda, authorities said. The victim, a 22-year-old Pittsburg man, was driving westbound on Highway 24, just west of St. Stephens Dr., at 11:46 p.m. Sunday when he crashed his Kia Spectra sedan into a nearby electrical box and chain link fence, according a Facebook post by California Highway Patrol's Contra Costa County division. The vehicle overturned and the passenger was ejected to...

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  • Overturned vehicle snarls traffic on Highway 101 near San Francisco

    A severe traffic alert issued early Monday morning for Highway 101 just north of Candlestick in San Francisco has been lifted after all lanes of the freeway were reopened. Both the third and fourth northbound lanes were blocked and a SigAlert was issued at 6:01 a.m., after a collision involving two vehicles caused one of them to overturn and block the right lanes, according to the California Highway Patrol. The lanes were reopened at 7:18 a.m., CHP said. Josh Koehn is a San Francisco Chronicle...

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  • Elderly woman found dead in car in Newark

    The body of an elderly woman was found in a car at the bottom of an embankment in Newark on Sunday afternoon. Discovery of the car off Highway 84 was made by police officers responding to a different car that ran off the highway, said a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol. The deceased person hasn't been identified, the cause of death isn't clear and an investigation is ongoing, said the spokesman. The car was partially hidden by trees and vegetation. The other car had two people who...

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