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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.

Head-on collision between a SAMTRANS bus and van results in a fatality

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.

2 dead in SamTrans bus and van crash in San Mateo

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.

Couple killed in San Mateo bus crash identified

Joseph Stivala, 84, was the driver of the van that crossed the middle line on El Camino Real and slammed into the bus, the San Mateo County coroner’s office reported. His wife,Anna Stivala, 79, was a passenger in the van. The couple lived in San Mateo.
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.
Type: Bus Accident
People Involved: 
Joseph Stivala
Anna Stivala
12th Avenue

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