Man Hit by Car, Killed at Bus Stop

A 58-year-old resident is struck and killed while waiting at a bus stop on Artesia Boulevard on Saturday morning.

Update: Police have .

A 58-year-old Redondo Beach man was fatally struck by a vehicle while waiting at a bus stop in front of in North Redondo Beach on Saturday, according to members of the .

The accident at Artesia Boulevard and Mackay Lane occurred about 9:15 a.m., when at least two cars collided, Redondo Beach police acting Sgt. Jeff Mendence told City News Service.

"One of the involved vehicles left the roadway and struck a 58-year-old Redondo Beach resident at a bus bench located near the southeast portion of the intersection," he said.

According to police Sgt. Fabian Saucedo, the man was sitting in a wheelchair when the collision occurred.

In a comment on an earlier version of this story, Patch reader "Steve S." said he passed the bus stop at about 8:45 a.m. and may have seen the victim.

"He was in a wheelchair reading a book while waiting for the bus," Steve S. said. "When I passed by the same bus stop around 11 (a.m.), the wheelchair was all smashed up and the only thing that remained … was a shoe."

The victim, whose name was withheld pending notification of his next of kin, died from his injuries at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Saucedo said.

Anyone who saw the accident was asked to call traffic Investigator Bill Turner at 310-379-2477.

—City News Service contributed to this report.

Melissa Sutton July 28, 2012 at 11:35 PM
OMG! That's terrible! I was wondering why Artesia was so backed up.
Wolfman July 29, 2012 at 12:17 AM
I heard all the sirens as I bike ride in that area all the time and people go way to fast on Artesia Blvd all the time.
Steve S. July 29, 2012 at 12:18 AM
I passed by this man at 8:45am. He was in a wheelchair reading a book while waiting for the bus. When I passed by the same bus stop around 11am, the wheelchair was all smashed up and the only thing that remained of the man was a shoe.
Connie July 29, 2012 at 12:24 AM
Diane Naletich July 29, 2012 at 02:24 PM
This is absolutely tragic. My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.
janet billings July 30, 2012 at 10:03 AM
Richard my friend, may you RIP with the angels, I am so glad my last words to you were I love you xoxo
janet billings July 30, 2012 at 10:06 AM
his last words to me were "i have eyes in the back of my head" as he wheeled himself backwards down the blvd! hahaha, glad to have a memory that makes me smile :)
Ian Breen August 01, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Janet Billings, can you please email me? I'm his son-in-law and his daughter is trying to get some more information on him and his friends. My email is ibreen9@msn.com ian breen
janet billings August 02, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Ian I did email you but I havent heard from you, my email is janetbillings_611@yahoo.com, Ill try again incse it didnt go thru
Tim P August 03, 2012 at 05:01 AM
Wow, I knew Rich for a long time. I even introduced him to my girlfriend after he tried pickin her up at breakfast. Hahaha he was using his best lines and they wern't working. He caught on when he saw her looking at me mad cause I was laughing. I'll save a spot in line for you Rich. RIP!
janet billings August 03, 2012 at 02:39 PM
for those of you that would like to attend, we are having a potluck comedy show memorial in his honor at Bogeys Doghouse Bar ion Artesia Blvd and Vail Ave in Redondo Beach this Sunday starting at 5pm, Bring a smile and a good memory of Richard as that is what he would want :)
tony c August 05, 2012 at 01:46 PM
that is so funny-I went to high school with Dickey(what he went by then), and we played in a band together. Lost touch a few years after he moved to Ca., but it sounds like he didn't change a lot, at least with the ladies-lol. He's missed on both sides of the country. tony c
luvly lola October 21, 2012 at 10:58 AM
so very sad, im sure he's dancing with the divine


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