Metro bus operator killed in downtown collision this morning

Terrible news. Here is the statement from Metro:

Metro is saddened to learn of the passing of one of our family members this morning as a result of a horrific accident in downtown Los Angeles. Our thoughts and prayers are with the bus operator’s family and friends during this difficult time. A thorough investigation of the accident is underway.

A tow truck collided with a Metro bus that had just gone into service about 5 a.m. this morning at 5th and Broadway. There were not yet any passengers on board the bus.

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15 replies

  1. My heart breaks thinking of a hard-working driver already at work 5am in the morning…and then this happens…If it turns out the tow truck driver is at fault – then he needs to pay and support the driver’s family for the rest of their lives.

  2. Prayers are extended to the family and to all those who are grieving during this time.

  3. I’m so sorry for everyone affected by the loss of this life. I am in prayer for to grant peace to the operator’s family, friends and co-workers.

  4. I am an Employee Transportation Coordinator. (ETC) MTA Metro has been part of the working life for many years now. I am so so sorry for the lost of your Operator. God Bless and prayers and thoughts to MTA and the family.

  5. Please let the family no my prayers go out to me I use to be a bus driver in a another city. I know what is like to lose a love one but us drivers have it hard when you are working with the public.

  6. I’m a mail carrier and serve eight metro drivers/operators. I’m so sorry for your loss. This one really touched my heart. May God Bless and Carry you safely home as you have done for us.