You're not suffering from déjà vu: It's happened again. For the second time in less than three weeks, the driver of an RV has struck the Golden Gate Bridge's toll plaza, this time injuring one and slowing Tuesday evening traffic into San Francisco.
NBC Bay Area reports that the crash went down at around 9 p.m. Tuesday, when the RV driver struck lane 5 of the toll plaza.
The collision and subsequent response blocked lanes 4, 5 and 6, they report.
According to the SF Chronicle, the rented Cruise America RV was being driven by a 53-year-old Southern California man. He "apparently didn’t see signs advising large vehicle use the wide lanes to the far right," and "didn’t realize his rig was too wide to get though the No. 5 toll lane and got wedged."
The force of the impact injured a 54-year-old passenger in the RV. According to the San Jose Mercury News, the injured party was transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries to the leg.
As of 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Lane 5 remained closed, and an estimated time of reopening was as yet unknown.
As mentioned in the first paragraph, this is the second such crash in recent memory. On August 2, the driver of an RV struck the toll booth in Lane 2 (which is one of the wide lanes to which drivers of oversized vehicles are directed). When that crash occurred, bridge district spokesperson Priya Clemens said that costs for damage to the toll plaza in collisions like these are typically sent to the driver's auto insurance company. Here's hoping the driver in Tuesday's crash got his rental company's expanded coverage, because it looks like he's sure going to need it.