East Bay News
Family wants changes after s-curve death
The brother of the truck driver who died Monday when his big-rig plunged off the Bay Bridge is now blaming Caltrans for the accident.
Tahir Fakhar was an independent truck driver from Hayward. His big-rig hit the upper-deck railing of the s-curve and plummeted 200 feet.
His brother told the San Francisco Chronicle that the s-curve is too short and Caltrans needs to shut down the bridge to change it.
Caltrans says Fakhar was driving at least ten miles over the speed limit and his cargo of pears may have shifted.
Caltrans and the CHP say the s-curve is safe when people don't speed.
Overnight three lanes on the upper deck were closed so crews could install new signs urging drivers to slow to 35 miles an hour through the s-curve.
bay bridge, east bay news
- Deputy saves man from fiery crash in Oakland
- DEA wages war on synthetic drugs sold on Internet
- Journals show students' despair, hope 48 min ago
- Behind-the-scenes: Saying farewell to 'The Stick'
- BART board meets over error in union contract 19 min ago
- Bus with 8 kids involved in crash in Livermore
- 10-year-old girl to become Wonder Girl in Vallejo
- Honda tops insurance industry safety list
- Family holds prayer vigil for girl on life support
- Consumer Reports tests handheld gaming electronics
- abcnews: Justin Bieber says 'I'm Retiring' from music
- Bay Area New Year's Eve fireworks and events
- roundup: Foreclosure program; Plastic water bottle ban
- weather: Bay Area weather forecast for Thursday
- Journals show students' despair, hope
48 min ago
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos