Cal-Trans worker killed after box truck plows into Bay Bridge toll booth
12:25 PM, Dec 2, 2017
12:26 PM, Dec 2, 2017
(KGTV) - A Cal-Trans worker was killed when a box truck destroyed a Bay Area toll booth the attendant was working inside of at the time.
The truck collided with five vehicles and the San Francisco Bay Bridge Toll Plaza booth just after 5 a.m. Saturday, according to California Highway Patrol.
The driver of the truck was ejected from the vehicle and onto the road. He was brought to Highland Hospital with major injuries, according to ABC-affiliate KGO-TV.
.@CHPSanFrancisco confirms toll booth operator killed after box truck collided with toll plaza. Driver and passenger ejected from truck, major injuries, drivers of other cars hit by truck injured also. No word on what caused collision. pic.twitter.com/6MnWbhAyNL
“We’re investigating exactly why the driver lost control and struck the toll, plaza, so we’ve got to determine all the factors involved, including impairments, medical issues or mechanical issues,” CHP Officer Vu Williams told the Chronicle.
The driver's passenger was also received minor injuries. The five other motorists involved were also brought to the hospital for injuries ranging from mild to moderate, CHP said.
CHP says northbound I880 to westbound I80 is closed, as well as two westbound lanes of I80; motorists should expect lanes to be closed for at least 8-10 hours. pic.twitter.com/vwVm6bKa3F
Footage captured from a helicopter and on social media showed the toll booth destroyed and the box truck mangled in the Bay Bridge toll plaza. The truck appeared to scatter audio and video equipment across the roadway after it crashed.
Multiple lanes, including HOV and bus lanes, were closed as officers worked to investigate and clear the scene.