Coronado Bridge Re-opens After Crash

By R. Stickney
|  Tuesday, Oct 6, 2009  |  Updated 5:35 PM PDT
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Accident Closes Coronado Bay Bridge

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Accident Closes Coronado Bay Bridge

In the middle of Coronado Bay Bridge, two cars overturned in the middle of rush hour traffic, bringing traffic leaving Coronado to a halt.
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In the center of the Coronado Bay Bridge, two cars overturned in the middle of rush hour traffic, bringing traffic leaving Coronado to a halt.

Around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, California Highway Patrol officers received the report that two vehicles overturned blocking all lanes except the left lane heading east.  A Ford Explorer and a Nissan Maxima had collided. One of the cars had a trailer, CHP said

The eastbound lanes were shut down to all traffic near where the old toll booths stood while crews cleaned up a fuel spill and called in three tow trucks to clear away the wreckage.

Traffic started across the bridge again at 5:25 p.m.  Even so, the backup from the accident filled the side streets of Coronado according to video shot from a television helicopter. 

Injuries to those involved were minor, according to San Diego fire spokesperson Maurice Luque.

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