Elderly Couple Trapped Under Bus After Being Struck in Crosswalk in Redondo Beach; One Dead

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A man was killed and a woman was hospitalized in serious condition Wednesday night after being struck by a commuter bus while crossing a busy intersection in Redondo Beach.

The crash occurred just before 6:20 p.m. in the Riviera Village area, according to a traffic alert from the Redondo Beach Police Department.

The man and woman were crossing northbound in the crosswalk of Avenue I and Catalina Avenue, when they were struck by the bus, Sgt. Shawn Freeman stated in a news release.

The LADOT commuter express bus was completing a left turn, going from southbound Catalina Avenue to eastbound Avenue I at the time of the collision, Freeman stated.

The bus ran over both victims, trapping them underneath.

Blue and yellow tarps were visible covering the front grill of the bus. (Credit: KTLA)

Blue and yellow tarps were visible covering the front grill of the bus. (Credit: KTLA)

Blue and yellow tarps were visible covering the front grill of the bus and another location under the vehicle.

The male victim was pronounced dead at the scene. A tow truck had to be brought in to lift the bus off the unidentified man so his body could be recovered, police said.

The woman was rescued by firefighters and taken to the hospital in serious condition.

The extent of her injuries was not known, but Freeman stated she was conscious when she was being transported.

Witnesses described the man and woman as “elderly.” The relationship between the two victims was not known.

No one on board the bus was injured.

Motorists in the area were being asked to avoid S. Catalina Avenue in the vicinity of Avenida Del Norte and Avenue I.