REDONDO BEACH (CBSLA.com) — A couple in their 70s was struck by a bus in Redondo Beach on Wednesday evening, killing the man and seriously injuring the woman.
Authorities said the couple was walking near South Catalina Avenue and Avenue I around 6:30 p.m., according to the Redondo Beach Police Department.READ MORE: Mark Ridley-Thomas Announces He Will Not Resign From City Council Amid Federal Corruption Charges
The bus hit the couple as they attempted to cross the 1700 block of South Catalina Avenue.
Officials expected streets in both directions to be closed for hours as they conducted an investigation.READ MORE: Crews Working To Neutralize Putrid Odor Coming From Dominguez Channel In Carson
No one else was injured.
“We’re still trying to determine the identities. We don’t know if they were married or not, but they were an elderly couple and walking together,” said Sgt. Shawn Freeman, public information officer for the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, which operates the bus.
The man was declared dead at the scene. The woman is in a hospital with serious injuries.MORE NEWS: Suspect Arrested in Hit-And-Run Crash That Left Scooter Rider In Critical Condition
Authorities said alcohol and drugs were ruled out in the crash, calling it “a tragic accident.”