An elderly man and woman were trapped under a bus Wednesday night after an LADOT Commuter bus hit them while crossing Avenue I in Riviera Village.
The man was dead upon paramedics’ arrival, according to Division Chief Mark Winter of the Redondo Beach Fire Department. The woman, who sustained serious injuries, was taken to Harbor General.
Winter said the woman, who firefighters freed from under the bus, was conscious and talking to paramedics. She told paramedics that she was 70 years old.
It’s not known what her relationship was to the man.
According to Sgt. Shawn Freeman of the Redondo Beach Police Department, the bus was headed southbound on Catalina Avenue and turning east onto Avenue I when the collision occurred at about 6:15 p.m.
It wasn’t immediately clear if the pedestrians were already in the crosswalk when the bus turned. The driver of the bus is not suspected of driving under the influence, Freeman said.
The intersection of Catalina Avenue and Avenue I was closed for several hours while officials completed their investigation.