The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a person who went into the water from the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge after a disagreement that occurred following a vehicle accident on the bridge Friday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.
All westbound and eastbound lanes of State Route 92 on the bridge reopened shortly after 4 p.m., but traffic remained snarled in the area, CHP Officer Peter Van Eckhardt said.
The collision was originally reported at 2:25 p.m. involving a white Honda SUV and possibly another vehicle, according to Van Eckhardt.
He said that after the accident, two relatives in one of the vehicles got into a disagreement and one of them ended up in the water. Officials rescued the person near the south side of the bridge, a section that is only about 15 feet above the water.