PACIFIC PALISADES — A motorcyclist lost his life Tuesday morning when he collided with a Big Blue Bus and was pinned underneath, police said.

The man died at the scene. Authorities are still investigating and have not released the name or age of the deceased.

An official with the bus company said the BBB driver was making a legal left turn onto Sunset Boulevard from Marquez Avenue when the motorcyclist ran into the side of the Route 9 bus. The collision occurred around 10:30 a.m.

There were no passengers on the bus, said Suja Lowenthal, government and community relations manager for the BBB.

“It’s a tragic situation,” she said. “We expect the driver is quite shaken up and we have to ensure that he is assessed and provide all the services he needs.”

Lowenthal was still gathering information and could not provide details on the driver’s condition, his tenure with the bus company and what next steps the BBB will take following the fatal collision.

More to follow.

 

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