Redondo Beach Crosswalk Where Elderly Couple Hit Needs Traffic Light, Resident Says

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The crosswalk where an elderly couple was struck by a commuter bus -- killing one and seriously injuring the other Wednesday night -- needs to be changed, a resident said Thursday.

Flowers are seen at a memorial for a couple struck by a bus in Redondo Beach. (Credit: KTLA)

Flowers are seen at a memorial for a couple struck by a bus in Redondo Beach. (Credit: KTLA)

The couple was crossing the street in the Riviera Village area at Avenue I and Catalina Avenue when they were struck by an LADOT commuter express bus that was completing a left turn.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman was taken to the hospital in serious condition. Their identities were not released.

Witnesses described the man and woman as “elderly.” The relationship between the two victims was not known, but they were described as walking arm-in-arm at the time of the crash.

Police in Redondo Beach were at the scene of a possibly fatal bus crash involving pedestrians on Feb. 4, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

Police in Redondo Beach were at the scene of a possibly fatal bus crash involving pedestrians on Feb. 4, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

The safety of the crosswalk was called into question by one resident who would like to see a change.

“I think a light’s got to be here,” said Redondo Beach resident Heidi Davidson, who added that people get “easily distracted” with all of the things going on in the area.

A small memorial was placed for the couple at the intersection Thursday.

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