The horrifying collision, which involved two travelers who apparently had been picked up at San Francisco International Airport, closed northbound lanes of Highway for nearly seven hours. The crash occurred at about a. Officers arrived to find a two-car crash just north of Paul Avenue involving the Volkswagen and a taxi. The taxi driver was Berkant Ahmed, 42, from San Carlos, the medical examiner said.
A multi-agency investigation team is looking into the crash, Diaz said, but identifying the cause will be difficult because nobody in the vehicles survived. A dispatcher at National declined to comment and referred questions to his manager, who did not respond to requests for comment. Ten of these incidents caused fatalities. Intoxicated drivers were blamed in 18 of the wrong-way collisions, and 16 people were arrested for driving under the influence.
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Top of the News. Bay Area-themed Zoom backgrounds for your next meeting.The collision occurred just before a. The CHP identified the four victims of the crash as a year-old woman from Hillsborough, a year-old male taxi cab driver from San Carlos and two Chicago-area tourists who were on their way into the city from the San Francisco International Airport — a year-old female from Chicago and a year-old male from Berington, Illinois.
Thursday afternoon, the medical examiner identified the three people in the taxi as year-old San Mateo resident Berkant Ahmed, who was driving, and passengers year-old Mary Miller of Chicago and year-old Judson Bergman of Barrington, Illinois.
Multiple reports came in of a Volkswagen going the wrong way on the northbound freeway, first at the I junction and then near the Candlestick Park off-ramp. At a. The CHP said the Burlingame woman was driving her Volkswagen under the influence at the time of the crash. One of the passengers in the taxi was also ejected. The CHP is investigating whether the Volkswagen driver and one of the passenger may not have been wearing a seat belt.
The collision occurred in the No. All lanes on northbound U. Highway were closed overnight with two left lanes reopened around 5 a. All northbound lanes reopened around 7 a. In light of the fatal collision, the CHP is reminding drivers to drive responsibly and to report possibly intoxicated drivers. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Bay City News Service contributed to this report.
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At a. At the scene, officers found four people dead, including the taxi's driver, his two passengers and the driver of the Volkswagen. The taxi's driver was described as a year-old San Carlos man, while his passengers were described as a year-old woman from Chicago and a year-old man from Barrington, Illinois.
The driver of the Volkswagen was described as a year-old Burlingame woman. CHP officials believe she was driving while impaired. The medical examiner's has not released the names of the four people who died. In light of the fatal collision, the CHP is reminding drivers to drive responsibly and to report possibly intoxicated drivers. In a statement, CHP officials said, "We would like to extend our condolences to the families of all involved in this tragedy.
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Thursday's collision marks this year's 25th wrong-way collision on highways in the Bay Area this year, 10 of which have resulted in 19 deaths, CHP officials said.
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Photo: KTVU.A wrong-way driver slammed into a taxi carrying three people on northbound Highway in San Francisco early Thursday morning, leaving all four people dead, according to the California Highway Patrol. Jean Elle reports. Just before a. Minutes later, a CHP unit came across the head-on collision. The CHP said an "impaired" year-old Peninsula woman behind the wheel of a Volkswagen Cabrio was driving southbound in the northbound lanes when she crashed into a Ford Escape taxi carrying a driver and two passengers.
Authorities did not immediately elaborate on the wrong-way driver's impairment. The three occupants of the taxi were identified as Berkant Ahmed, 42, of San Mateo, who was driving the cab; Mary Miller, 57, of Chicago; and Judson Bergman, 62, of Chicago, according to the San Francisco coroner's office.
It appears one taxi passenger was ejected during the crash, according to Diaz. The CHP is trying to determine if the people in the taxi were using seat belts.
All northbound lanes of the highway were shut down after the crash. Two lanes reopened just before 5 a. The remaining lanes reopened around 7 a. Skip to content. San Francisco. Easter Sunday 6 hours ago. Back to Article. Close Menu. Search for:. Follow Us Facebook Twitter Instagram.Only two lanes are open right now on Northbound at Paul Avenue because of a fatal car accident.
Avoid the area if you can. A horrific crash happened on NB overnight. A Volkswagen going the wrong way on the highway crashed head on with a taxi cab. Three people in the cab were killed. The wrong way driver also died. Avoid the area- it will be blocked for awhile. Cars being diverted at Paul. Full Story. Get the latest on the novel coronavirus pandemic here. Coronavirus News 3 p. Videos show impact of novel coronavirus pandemic on Bay Area. Campaign underway to distribute medical masks to African American, Latino communities.
Local News. Station Info. Share Tweet Email. Share: Share Tweet Email. Police say the wrong-way driver was "impaired," but didn't elaborate.
She's been identified as year-old Emilie Ross from Hillsborough. Report a correction or typo. Related topics: san francisco. How to set up a will, other legal documents without a lawyer. Coronavirus herd immunity in California? Doctor explains lack of evidence.Waheedullah Etimad, a part-time Uber driver from Concord, died in the a. Etimad, 40, was driving northbound on the freeway near Vermont Street when he was hit by a wrong-way driver, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The driver of the car headed the wrong way, Kayla Wilson, 21, of San Jose, also died, authorities said. It's believed that Wilson entered the freeway from the Vermont Street off-ramp. Friends of Etimad, the father of seven children, have set up a GoFundMe page for his family. The three-car collision injured nine other people, the CHP said, including one person hospitalized in critical condition. Get Patch real-time email alerts for the latest news from your California neighborhood.
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The crash forced the closure of all northbound lanes of Highway in that area, and traffic was diverted around the crash for several hours. All lanes were reopened around a. The crash is still being investigated; however, alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor, the CHP said. By Joseph Geha jgeha bayareanewsgroup. Report an error Policies and Standards Contact Us.
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