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

April 15, 2011 |  8:20 am

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