A fatal motorcycle crash Tuesday morning closed two lanes of the Bay Bridge, backing up traffic for miles.
A police officer had tried to pull over a motorcyclist at 7:35 a.m. just west of Treasure Island, according to the California Highway Patrol. The vehicle was speeding and failed to display a rear license plate, the agency said.
Instead, the rider took off and crashed just before the Fremont Street off-ramp, officials said. First responders took the motorcyclist to San Francisco General Hospital, where he died. The motorcyclist, said to be in his 20s, has not been identified.
“The motorcyclist seemed to have lost control,” CHP spokesperson Bert Diaz said. “It appeared that he went down on his own,” Diaz said. “There were no other parties involved and no signs of him hitting another car and/or a wall or center divide.”
After four hours of gridlock, the lanes were reopened around 11:30 a.m.
The incident delayed Muni’s Treasure Island route and AC Transit buses coming into San Francisco by as much as a half-hour, officials said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle