In the early morning of Thanksgiving, there were several road collisions in the Bay Area, resulting in the death of at least two.
A woman was killed in a four-car crash on US Highway 101 in Belmont, and at least one person was killed in a three-car collision in unincorporated Brentwood.
Authorities reacted at about 3am on the north lane of Highway 101 near Ralston Avenue in Belmont, where they found a badly damaged green 1991 Honda Accord blocking the lane, as well as three other cars that crashed into it.
California Highway Patrol officers suspect that the Accord may have been involved in an accident, as a result of which the car stopped idling in the left lane without turning on the lights and turned in the wrong direction.
A short time later, the Accord was hit by a red 2019 Honda Clarity, which turned right and down the highway lane, where it collided with a 2019 Mercedes Benz.
Moments later, a 2013 Toyota Prius crashed into a red Honda, authorities said.
Police officers saw how citizens administered artificial respiration to the driver of the green “Accord”. The driver, a woman, was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead. Authorities will not release her name until immediate family members are notified.
Other drivers involved in the accident sustained minor injuries, CHP reported.
The disaster prompted officials to close northern traffic lanes for several hours on Thursday morning. The lanes opened at about 11 am.
A separate accident involving three vehicles occurred around 5:51 a.m. on Vasco and Walnut Boulevards in the unincorporated Brentwood area of Contra Costa County.
The Toyota Corolla was heading south and the Ford F-350 was heading north when one of the cars entered the opposite lane and both vehicles collided head-on, California Highway Patrol reported.
The driver of the Toyota was fatally injured and was pronounced dead at the scene, while another passenger of the car received minor injuries and was taken to hospital. Once a medical helicopter was delivered to the scene.
This story will be updated. Bay City News contributed to this report.