Peter Padilla Killed in Pedestrian Accident at City Terrace Drive and Pomeroy Avenue in East LA


Man Killed in East LA Metro Bus Collision at City Terrace Drive and Pomeroy Avenue ID’d as Peter Padilla

Peter Padilla Killed in Pedestrian Accident at City Terrace Drive and Pomeroy Avenue in East LA

East Los Angeles, California – A man who was killed in an auto-pedestrian crash involving a Metro bus collision early Sunday morning in East Los Angeles has been identified as 26-year-old Peter Timoteo Smith Padilla of Pomona.

The California Highway Patrol said the deadly incident was reported at around 12:40 a.m. at the intersection of City Terrace Drive and Pomeroy Avenue.

Padilla was skating at the intersection when, for unknown reasons, crashed into the bus’s side, which had stopped.

The bus driver then pulled away, unaware the man had fallen underneath the tires and struck him.

Padilla was pronounced dead at the scene.

Metro Bus officials said a Bus Line 70 was traveling east on City Terrace Drive, approaching Pomeroy Avenue when it hit Padilla.

Metro replaced the bus, and there was no interruption to the services.

No more information regarding the crash was provided.

CHP is investigating the accident. Anyone with additional information about the accident is urged to contact the CHP’s East Los Angeles office at 323-980-4600.

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