Big Rig Blown Over on Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

Eastbound wreck took place before dawn Sunday.

By Bay City News Service

Heading to the East Bay on Sunday morning? You might experience a delay because wind gusts knocked over a big rig on the Richmond-San Rafael
Bridge before dawn, blocking both eastbound lanes.

The tractor-trailer was heading toward Richmond along the bridge's mid-span at about 4:45 a.m. when winds caused the vehicle to roll over, according to the California Highway Patrol. The CHP issued a Sig-alert for the collision.

Cars passing the crash site on the roadway's right shoulder, CHP Officer James Evans said, but the bridge's lower deck was closed to big rigs as of 5:15 a.m.

No information about possible injuries was immediately available.

Karen Dionne December 03, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Geez Greg! I really don't think that was called for. She was only expressing concern and perhaps some solutions as to what could be done to prevent this from happening. I believe Janna is owed an apology.
Craig Belfor December 03, 2012 at 03:56 PM
The story scared the heck out of me! I had three drivers loading at my warehouse on Saturday, and told them to go 37-80-780-680 to get out, and to do it in the early am to avoid traffic and the maze. One truck was empty, and when I read the story, I called him to be sure it wasn't him. These stories scare us every time, .
Craig December 03, 2012 at 07:03 PM
A lighter truck or suv does not have enough suface area on its sude to catch enough wind to be turned over. I big truck with a trailor acts like a sail. Craig
Craig December 03, 2012 at 07:06 PM
On its side rather
Craig December 03, 2012 at 07:07 PM
An Rv maybe though janna


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