KTVU reports that two people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol after a woman was struck and killed on the Bay Bridge in San Francisco on Sunday, January 14.
According to a statement released by the California Highway Patrol, the fatal crash happened at approximately 3:16 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of Interstate Highway 80 just west of Treasure Island when a blue Honda sedan slammed into the rear end of a Mercedes SUV that was stopped in the number two lane.
The driver of the Honda, a 25-year-old woman, believed to be from Concord, got out of her vehicle and was standing in the number two lane when a gray Honda sedan crashed into the rear end of the Blue Honda.
In a chain reaction, the blue Honda was forced into the rear of the Mercedes and the woman who had gotten out of her car. California Highway Patrol officers and paramedics responded to the scene of the crash. The woman was rushed to an area hospital for treatment. Sadly, despite all life-saving efforts made by doctors, the woman died of her injuries.
The CHP said that the driver of the gray Honda had complained of pain and was also taken to the hospital to be checked out. However, immediately following their release, the unidentified driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI.
Investigators determined that the driver of the Mercedes had been driving while under the influence of alcohol. They were also arrested on suspicion of DUI.
San Francisco authorities have not yet released their identity.