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Man struck and killed by MTA bus in West L.A.

6a00d8341c630a53ef01538ddb7a67970b-800wi Los Angeles police are investigating the death of a man who was fatally hit by a Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus in West L.A. on Thursday while he was crossing outside a crosswalk.

The MTA bus was negotiating a right turn onto Washington Boulevard from Apple Street about 1:40 p.m. Thursday when it hit the 73-year-old Los Angeles resident, police said.

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded and pronounced the man dead. The bus driver was interviewed and released at scene.

Police were withholding the man's name until his family was notified.

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Traffic Division detectives at (213) 473-0234.


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Photo: Police investigate a fatal accident involving two cars, a bus and a pedestrian. Credit: KTLA-TV

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Now this is sad. But again more questions than answers. Was he in the crosswalk and crossing when it was safe? Was the bus driver following the laws while driving? Was he texting or on a cell phone?

I can't believe John died like this. He was a good man with incredible energy for his age. I talked to him the day before the accident about the Lakers. He collects cans around the neighborhood of the accident. Very wise guy. R.I.P John


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