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Man dies after being struck by Metro bus, 2 other vehicles

April 14, 2011 |  7:17 pm

60907354 A pedestrian died Thursday afternoon after being struck by a Metro bus, authorities said.

A Route 217 bus was turning right from Apple Street onto Washington Boulevard near Interstate 10 when it struck the man, Metro spokesman Luis Inzunza said. According to an LAPD spokesman, the victim was struck by two other vehicles as well as the bus. All three drivers stopped.

The man was in a crosswalk but it was unclear if he was crossing with the signal.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said the victim was 73 years old but his name has not been released.

The bus had no passengers on board, as it was just leaving a layover zone at the West Los Angeles Transit Center under the freeway, Inzunza said.

The cause of the accident is under investigation. Inzunza said investigators will review footage from on-board cameras. It is standard procedure for the driver in a fatal crash to be tested for drugs and alcohol, he said.

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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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