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Long Beach Pedestrian Killed by Bus


A pedestrian was hit and killed by a Long Beach Transit District bus on Tuesday night in Long Beach.

The accident happened at 8:15 p.m. on the J.H. Davies Bridge in Naples, just west of the Pacific Coast Highway.

The pedestrian, 56-year-old Long Beach resident John Edward Boulger, was walking westbound on the north side of the bridge's sidewalk. According to Long Beach Police Department spokeswoman Nancy Pratt, as the pedestrian stepped off the sidewalk and into the number two lane, he was hit by the right front of a red Passport bus that was traveling westbound on the bridge.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. Long Beach police are investigating what prompted the man to step into the roadway, and whether he may have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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If you need medical treatment but cannot afford it, we can arrange for you to receive medical treatment on a lien basis, which means the doctor is paid when your case settles. Speak with a lawyer at our firm for a doctor referral. We can even arrange for same day or next day appointments.