A woman remains in serious condition in the intensive care unit at a local hospital after she and a man were struck by a bus in Riviera Village in South Redondo Beach, police said Thursday morning.
The man, who police have not identified pending notification of his next of kin, was pronounced dead from his injuries upon paramedics’ arrival, according to Division Chief Mark Winter of the Redondo Beach Fire Department.
The woman, whose name was not released, and the man were crossing Avenue I at Catalina Avenue at about 6:15 p.m. when a Los Angeles City Department of Transportation Commuter Express bus made a left turn from southbound Catalina Avenue to eastbound Avenue I and struck, according to a news release from Sgt. Shawn Freeman of the Redondo Beach Police Department. Witnesses told police that the man and woman were in the crosswalk.
Both pedestrians ended up under the bus. Redondo Beach firefighters crawled under the bus to move the trapped woman.
Police did not address what relationship existed, if any, between the two pedestrians.
“The exact cause of the accident is still under investigation in order to determine if the pedestrians were in the crosswalk prior to the bus entering the crosswalk, (or) if the pedestrians walked in front of the bus,” Freeman said.
The bus driver is not suspected of driving under the influence, Freeman said.
According to a tweet from reporter Carley Dryden of the Daily Breeze, LADOT officials said police have impounded the bus and plan to review footage from a dashboard camera.