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Pedestrian struck by hit-and-run driver, then fatally hit by Metro bus in L.A.’s Pico-Union neighborhood

A pedestrian was struck by a hit-and-run driver
A pedestrian was struck by a hit-and-run driver, then fatally hit by a bus in Los Angeles’ Pico-Union neighborhood late Thursday night.
(OnScene.TV)

A pedestrian was struck by a hit-and-run driver, then fatally hit by a Metro bus in Los Angeles’ Pico-Union neighborhood late Thursday night, authorities said.

The unidentified male victim was hit by a white sedan traveling southbound on Vermont Avenue about 10:10 p.m., Los Angeles police said in a statement. The pedestrian was thrown onto the roadway, where he was subsequently struck by a METRO bus traveling near Pico Boulevard.

The pedestrian was declared dead at the scene, said LAPD Officer Drake Madison said.

The driver of the white sedan immediately fled after the collision.

The driver of the Metro Bus remained at scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

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Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact LAPD’s West Traffic Detectives at (213) 473-0234.


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