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Joseph Stivala, 84, and Anna Stivala, 79, killed; five in SamTrans bus injured after head-on van-bus collision on 12th Avenue in San Mateo, CA
Modified Date:Sat, 09/27/2014 - 8:53pm
Accident Date:Friday, September 26, 2014
The driver and passenger of a van were killed Friday when the van collided head-on with a San Mateo County Transit District bus this afternoon in San Mateo, police and SamTrans officials said.
A passenger in the van died at the scene and the driver was taken to a hospital in critical condition but succumbed to his injuries a short time later, SamTrans spokeswoman Jayme Ackemann said.
The male driver and a female passenger in the van died, and at least three passengers on the bus suffered injuries that were not considered life-threatening, according to Ackemann and police.
One of the passengers in the van, Anna Stivala, died at the scene, while the driver, Joseph Stivala, was transported to hospital but died shortly thereafter. Five people on the bus were taken to the hospital, though all had injuries which were considered non-life threatening.
City:San Mateo, CA
County:San Mateo County, CA