Elderly Man, Woman Struck in Crosswalk by OCTA Bus; One Critical

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An elderly couple was hospitalized Wednesday after being struck by an OCTA bus while walking in a crosswalk in Santa Ana.

The crash occurred around 6:30 p.m. near 4th and Ross streets, according to Cpl. Anthony Bertagna with the Santa Ana Police Department.

The OCTA bus had just pulled away from the curb after a stop and was heading north when it hit the two people, according to police at the scene.

One of the victims, described as an Asian man in his 70s, was in critical condition with head trauma, Bertagna said.

His female companion, an Asian woman in her 60s, was in serious condition but was expected to survive, according to Bertagna.

Both were taken to Western Medical Center.

The bus driver was interviewed at the scene.