Oakland, CA Accidents


UPDATE: Driver Killed In Cliff Plunge Along Highway 1 Near Devil’s Slide

PACIFICA (CBS SF) — A driver plunged to their death over a cliff near Devil Slide Trail, Wednesday afternoon shutting down Highway 1 and causing a major backup for hours. According to Caltrans, the crash was reported at about 2 p.m. It happened just south of the Tom Lantos tunnels. According to the California Highway Patrol there were no other occupants in the vehicle. As of 5 p.m. one-lane traffic control was in place on southbound Highway 1 while first responders and CHP were working to retrieve the car and victim of the crash. Caltrans said there was estimated time for...
Mercury News

Oakland: Interstate 580 reopens after fatal crash

OAKLAND — The California Highway Patrol reopened all lanes of Interstate 580 in East Oakland after a multi-vehicle collision claimed at least one person’s life Tuesday night and led to its closure for more than an hour, authorities said. Shortly after 9 p.m., CHP officers received reports of a collision...
Palo Alto Online

Large fire hits home in Old Palo Alto neighborhood

Firefighters battled a large fire at a home in the Old Palo Alto neighborhood on Tuesday night, a battalion chief said Wednesday morning. Crews responded to a report of smoke coming from the second floor of a two-story home in the 2100 block of Bryant Street at about 8:10 p.m., Battalion Chief Shane Yarbrough said. They arrived to find flames and lots of smoke at the scene, which is near Grace Presbyterian Church of Silicon Valley and about a block away from Oregon Expressway.
Mercury News

Second man swept away at beach near Davenport

The body of a 30-year-old man was recovered after he was swept into the water Tuesday afternoon at Panther Beach, south of Davenport. The death came two days after a 26-year-old San Jose man disappeared in the surf at Davenport Beach, about 1½ miles up the coast. He has not been found.

Car plunges from cliff in Pacifica, killing driver

PACIFICA, Calif. (KRON) — Authorities are responding to a fatal collision after a car drove off a cliff along Highway 1 in Pacifica, according to the California Highway Patrol. CHP San Francisco said a car went off the road, flew 100 feet into the air before landing on the beach.
International Business Times

San Francisco Woman Tethered To Dog On Train Dragged To Death After Hopping Out

A 41-year-old woman was dragged to death Monday at a San Francisco train station when the dog she was tethered to remained on the train, while she exited as the doors closed. The tragic incident occurred around 3.16 p.m. at the Powell Street station platform. The woman, identified as Amy Adams, was standing on a platform with her dog tethered to her waist. According to the transit agency, the victim and her dog boarded a train headed for Dublin/Pleasanton, reported KNTV.

UPDATE: Woman Dragged To Her Death By BART Train While Tethered To Dog Leash Identified

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Authorities on Tuesday identified the woman who was dragged to her death Monday afternoon when her dog’s leash became entangled in the doors of a BART train as it departed from the system’s Powell Street Station in downtown San Francisco. The Office of the San Francisco Medical Examiner on Tuesday afternoon identified the victim in the tragic accident as 41-year-old San Francisco resident Amy Adams. Earlier Tuesday, BART officials released the gruesome details of the deadly accident that occurred at 3:16 p.m. on Monday, causing major delays systemwide. After interviewing witnesses and reviewing surveillance footage, investigators said the...

San Francisco woman killed after being dragged by a train while tethered to her dog

On Monday afternoon, a 41 year-old San Francisco woman was killed after she was dragged by a train when the car doors closed between her and her dog. According to local news, Amy Adams was on the platform with a dog tethered to her waist. She initially boarded a train bound for Dublin/Pleasanton with the dog, but then right as the doors were closing, decided to get off the train. Although she cleared the doors, the dog did not, according to a press release from the Bay Area Rapid Transit. The train then proceeded to depart with the dog inside the train car, dragging and pulling her onto the track. BART says the dog was not hurt.