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Eastbound Lanes of Bay Bridge Reopen Following Crash, Police Shooting



    RAW: Eastbound Lanes of Bay Bridge Shut Down

    Eastbound lanes of the Bay Bridge were shut down for several hours Sunday morning while authorities investigated a collision and officer-involved shooting.

    (Published Sunday, June 18, 2017)

    All eastbound lanes of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge reopened Sunday morning following a multi-vehicle crash and police shooting investigation that closed all Oakland-bound lanes of traffic for several hours, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    Traffic came to a standstill around 3:25 a.m. before returning to normal roughly 5.5 hours later, according to officials.

    Police were investigating a collision roughly one mile west of the Toll Plaza around 3:45 a.m. when officers spotted a car driving at them along the bridge's right shoulder, according to the CHP. Officers demanded that the driver stop, but the driver continued in their direction.

    One officer "felt threatened as the vehicle continued coming towards him" and proceeded to open fire, according to the CHP. The shots struck the driver and the car came to a stop.

    The driver was treated and transported to a local hospital with undisclosed injuries, according to the CHP. The other people in the car were not injured, but they were detained for questioning.

    Just after 8:30 a.m., the CHP announced that the two left lanes of eastbound traffic were being reopened. All lanes reopened approximately 45 minutes later. 

    An investigation into the incident is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the CHP at 415-557-1094.

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