Memorial service set for man who died in Redondo Beach bus crash

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A candle and a bouquet of flowers were left on the sidewalk near the scene of a fatal accident in Riviera Village. Photo credit Nicole Mooradian / My Redondo Beach.

Nicole Mooradian/My Redondo Beach

A candle and a bouquet of flowers were left on the sidewalk near the scene of a fatal accident in Riviera Village.

A memorial service for the man killed in a traffic accident in Riviera Village last week will be held at Temple Menorah on Tuesday, according to a report in the Daily Breeze.

Torrance resident Allen Shall, 83, died at the scene after a bus making a left turn struck him and his wife, Lynn, as they were crossing Avenue I at Catalina Avenue at about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to police. Family members identified the Shalls to the Daily Breeze.

Witnesses told police that the couple was in the crosswalk when the collision occurred, according to Sgt. Shawn Freeman of the Redondo Beach Police Department. Police do not believe the bus driver, who is not in custody, was driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

The bus was a Los Angeles City Department of Transportation Commuter Express bus operated by MV Transportation, according to a statement from LADOT. The transportation agency is “cooperating fully” with the RBPD investigation.

The Shalls, who had been married 42 years, were 25-year members of Temple Menorah in Redondo Beach, according to the Daily Breeze.

“Allen Shall … was a pillar of our community,” a Temple Menorah representative wrote on the organization’s Facebook page. “To call him a ‘mensch’ would be an understatement. We are all, in spirit, at Lynn’s side as she recovers.”

The memorial service is set for 3 p.m. Tuesday at Temple Menorah, located at 1101 Camino Real in South Redondo Beach. A second memorial service will be held in a few months after Lynn Shall recovers from her injuries.

Donations in Allen Shall’s memory can be made to the Temple Menorah Feed the Homeless Fund.

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