A bus driver for the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) was killed in downtown Los Angeles when a flatbed tow truck traveling at sixty miles per hour ran a red light at Broadway and slammed into her. The collision tore open the front of the bus. It also sheared off a fire hydrant and destroyed the front of a nearby 7-Eleven store. There were no passengers on the bus at the time of the crash.
The family of a young Caltrans worker who was killed on the job by a suspected drunk driver in April of last year, has filed a wrongful death suit against Caltrans, the California Highway Patrol (CHP), and the Flatiron Construction Company. The suit contends that adequate precautions were not taken around the construction zone to protect workers' safety.
Five teenagers were killed in a car accident on Memorial Day on Jamboree Road in Newport Beach, CA. They were on their way to the beach when the accident occurred. No other vehicles were involved.