Two Killed in Semi-Truck Accident on Bay Bridge in San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA -- March 15, 2023, two people were killed due to an accident where their vehicle crashed into the back of a semi-truck.
Authorities said that the crash occurred just after 11:13 p.m. shortly after a previous collision along the Bay Bridge. Following this, an SUV somehow crashed into the back of a semi-truck on the ramp from the bridge to Treasure Island Road.
As a result of the collision, two people were killed. Authorities did not identify the victims, and no further information is available at this time.
Anyone who has read my blog may know how often I push back against the age-old misconception that a driver is automatically responsible for rear-ending someone. There are plenty of reasons someone can rear-end another vehicle without doing anything wrong. Mechanical issues, road conditions, medical emergencies, the other driver cutting them off or not being clearly visible, etc.
Is it more likely for something like this to involve distracted driving or speeding? Of course, but it's never helped anyone to jump to conclusions without letting the evidence speak for itself. Especially considering the families of two victims are left in need of answers, my hope is authorities here aren't just writing this off and instead give it proper attention until the facts become clear.