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San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA - Accident News and Resources including car, bicycle, motorcycle and truck accidents and much more.

The Bay Area - Spanning the Golden Gate Bridge, Jack London Square and Silicon Valley

The San Francisco Bay Area, commonly referred to as the Bay Area, is a populated region that surrounds the San Francisco and San Pablo estuaries in Northern California. The region encompasses the major cities and metropolitan areas of San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose, along with smaller urban and rural areas. The Bay Area's nine counties are Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma. Home to approximately 7.44 million people, the nine-county Bay Area contains many cities, towns, airports, and associated regional, state, and national parks, connected by a network of roads, highways, railroads, bridges, tunnels and commuter rail. The combined statistical area of the region is the second-largest in California (after the Greater Los Angeles area), the fifth-largest in the United States, and the 43rd-largest urban area in the world. To get up-to-date road information, go to the California DOT site. And to find out current weather conditions in the Bay Area go to Accuweather.com.

The Major Interstates and Freeways of the Bay Area 

The Peninsula to the South Bay

North Bay

East Bay

Here is information on the most recent accidents in The Bay Area:

If you are looking for information on a specific crash that happened in the Bay Area, go to the link above for the accident type you are seeking. 

If you know someone who has been injured in a Bay Area accident, here are links to the major hospitals in the region:

SAN FRANCISCO

OAKLAND

SAN JOSE

Grief support information for accident victims in The Bay Area

When a loved one is killed in a motor-vehicle accident, it is often helpful for grieving family and friends to get help from a grief support organization. It can be comforting to talk with others going through a similar situation, and the road to recovering from the loss may go more smoothly. Go here to get information on Bay Area grief support organizations.

Bay Area legal information for accident victims

When injury or death is the result of a motor-vehicle crash in San Francisco, Oakland or San Jose, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?

Where to find legal assistance after a Bay Area injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a San Francisco injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies affect accident victims, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a San Francisco - San Jose wrongful death attorney will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a San Francisco - San Jose personal injury lawyer can do to help.

 

 

Rank: 
6
Percent of U.S: 
2
State: 
California

Most recent accident reports

A pedestrian was killed by a hit-and-run driver in San Jose early Tuesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Date: 
Monday, December 23, 2013
Roadway: 
Bascom Avenue
A person in a wheelchair was killed by a car on Monterey Road in San Jose Friday evening, according to police.
Date: 
Friday, December 20, 2013
Roadway: 
Monterey Road

A elderly man was struck and killed by a garbage truck Friday morning in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood.

Date: 
Thursday, December 19, 2013

A 58-year old woman pleaded not guilty Thursday afternoon in San Francisco Superior Court to felony gross vehicular manslaughter and reckless driving charges in connection with a crash that killed a 16-year-old boy in September.

Date: 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Roadway: 
Unknown
Type: Car Accident
A school bus with eight children on board was involved in a crash with two other cars in Livermore this morning, a California Highway Patrol officer said. The crash was reported shortly before 7:55 a.m. near Murrieta and Stanley boulevards.
Date: 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Type: Bus Accident
Topics: 
School Bus

A person was killed Wednesday evening when a Toyota Corolla hit the center divide on northbound Interstate 280 in Daly City, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Date: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Roadway: 
I-280
Type: Car Accident

A bicyclist who was struck by a big-rig truck and killed in West Oakland has been identified as a 62-year-old El Cerrito woman, the Alameda County Coroner's office said Thursday.

Date: 
Monday, December 16, 2013

A female bicyclist was struck and killed in West Oakland on Tuesday evening, police said.

The woman was riding her bike at Fifth and Market streets about 6:15 p.m. when a big-rig truck hit her, according to authorities.

Date: 
Monday, December 16, 2013
A man was killed in a scooter accident in a shopping center parking lot in Santa Clara early Monday morning, a police lieutenant said.
Date: 
Sunday, December 15, 2013

Three lanes of westbound Interstate 580 have been reopened near the I-680 interchange in Dublin in the wake of a Friday morning injury crash and diesel fuel spill, authorities said.

Date: 
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Roadway: 
I-580
City: 
Dublin, CA
A motorist who rear-ended and killed another driver on Interstate 580 in Livermore on Thursday was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and vehicular manslaughter, authorities said.
Date: 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Roadway: 
I-580

An injury crash blocked multiple lanes on the lower deck of the Bay Bridge for about 40 minutes this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Date: 
Friday, December 6, 2013
Roadway: 
Bay Bridge
A pedestrian was critically injured in a hit-and-run on Valencia Street in San Francisco early this morning, police said.
Date: 
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Roadway: 
Valencia St.

At least nine people were taken to the hospital Wednesday after a San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit train’s emergency brakes malfunctioned, stranding hundreds of passengers in a tunnel, officials said.

Date: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A 17-year-old boy riding his bike in southern San Jose was struck by a car and killed Tuesday night, authorities said.

Date: 
Monday, December 2, 2013