Photo courtesy the West Covina Police Department
Photo courtesy the West Covina Police Department

An 82-year-old woman was killed after she fell onto the street and was hit by a bus while walking Sunday in West Covina, authorities said Sunday.

It happened at 4:20 p.m. Saturday, near the intersection of Barranca and South Garvey avenues, West Covina Police Department Lt. Travis Tibbetts said.

“Somehow the woman collided with the rear of a Foothill Transit bus,” Tibbetts said. “She was pronounced dead at the scene.”

The victim’s name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.

There was no immediate indication of driver error or impairment being involved in the crash, Tibbetts said.

Foothill Transit spokeswoman Felicia Friesema told the Los Angeles Times that the driver made a right turn onto Garvey Avenue from Barranca Street when the collision took place.

The driver, she said, was contracted to work for Foothill Transit but was a full-time employee of Transdev, a company that provides drivers for shuttle and bus services.

Friesema offered her condolences to the victim’s family, and told the newspaper the driver has been placed on leave during the accident investigation.

 

–City News Service

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