Man injured in "party bus" hit and run in Norwalk

Man in intensive care after hit-and-run involving "party bus" in Norwalk.

A 26-year-old man was seriously injured in Norwalk Saturday after he was struck by a "party bus" in a hit and run, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said.

The man was walking on Fairford Avenue south of Ratliffe Street about 2:30 a.m. when he was hit by the southbound bus. He was dragged more than 200 feet and suffered major injuries, sheriff's officials said in a statement. Family members identified the victim as Efren Virgen, Jr., of Norwalk and said he was in a coma, according to CBS2.

He was taken to a local hospital, where he was in intensive care.

A witness said that the bus was black and that its interior lights were flashing and music was coming from the vehicle as it drove by. It was last seen turning west on Foster Road.

Sheriff's officials asked anyone who was on the bus or might have seen it to call the Norwalk station at (562) 863-8711. To remain anonymous, call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website

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10:17 p.m.: This post was updated to add information on the victim's identity.

This post was originally published at 10:01 p.m.

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