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News Release

Wednesday, November 6, 2002

Media Relations

City Bus Fatally Collides with Vehicle


Los Angeles: On November 5, 2002, at approximately 6:20 a.m., a three-vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of La Cienega Boulevard and San Vicente Boulevard, resulting in one fatality.

Los Angeles resident, 44 year-old Maria Argueta, was a front seat passenger in a 1991 Chevrolet Astro-van being driven by her husband, when their vehicle was broadsided by a Metro Rapid coach. Turning left from northbound La Cienega Boulevard to westbound San Vicente Boulevard, the van was hit on the right side and incurred major damage. Argueta’s husband was injured and released from a local hospital. Another vehicle was struck during the collision. The 39 year-old driver of that car was not seriously injured.

Maria Argueta was transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She sustained severe injuries as a result of the collision and died at the hospital.

West Traffic Division Detectives will be conducting an investigation. Anyone with information should contact West Traffic Detectives at 213-473-0222. During off-hours and weekends, call the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Officer Jack Richter, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.