On October 22, 1940, Officer Henry Evans responded to a vehicle collision near the intersection of Bath Street and Carrillo Street. As he arrived he found a man with a broken back. Officer Evans agreed to go to the hospital in the ambulance to console the frightened victim. As the ambulance approached the nearby intersection an oil tanker veered across the lanes in an attempt to avoid the emergency vehicles. The ambulance careened into the side of the tanker causing the truck to roll over. All occupants, including Officer Evans were killed.