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Monday, March 14, 2011

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Los Angeles:  A man apparently running to catch a bus was run over and seriously injured by that bus.

On March 12, 2011, at around 11:25 a.m., Namar Burton, a 22-year-old Murrieta resident, was attempting to catch his bus at the corner of McCadden Place and Yucca Street. The party bus Burton had been on began traveling southbound on Yucca Street, and then turned eastbound onto McCadden Place, when Burton was hit.

The cause of the collision has not been determined and is still under investigation.

The Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded and transported Burton to a local hospital where he was being treated for his injuries and was listed in grave condition.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact West Traffic Division Detectives at 213- 473-0234. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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