At least seven people are in the hospital, including six law enforcement officers, after coming into contact with a drug or chemical at the scene of a collision on the Golden Gate Bridge Sunday afternoon, officials said.

The hazmat incident began after an erratic driver nearly crashed into the center divider and then collided with a toll booth, said a California Highway Patrol spokesperson.

Officers responded to the call around 11:45 a.m. where one
of them entered the vehicle in an attempt to treat the driver, who was
unconscious, and to move the vehicle out of traffic.

The officers administered Narcan to the driver and he became
conscious, a fire official said.

Moments later, the officer became violently ill and unresponsive,
authorities confirmed. Other officers on the scene also began to experience

The Southern Marin Fire Department’s Hazmat team arrived and ran a test in the vehicle where they determined a substance was present.

It has not yet been determined what the chemical or drug was, although authorities did confirm that it was not Fentanyl.


By Richard Moran

Richard Moran loves to write about sports with the Golden State Online. Before that, he worked as a senior writer at ESPN. Richard grew up in San Diego and graduated from the University of San Diego in 2004, after which he worked as an editor for five years.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *