(L.A.) Richard Leos, 34, Died in a Busway

Case Number: 2024-04513

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 34-year-old Latino male that occurred in a busway.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Richard Leos.

Born in L.A. County. Mother’s maiden name is Orozco. Possible siblings include Moises (born 1988) and Jennifer (born 1993).

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Blunt Trauma

RIP RICHARD LEOS (June 15, 1989 – March 15, 2024)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Friday at 11:05 a.m.

The decedent’s motorcyle crashed into a Metro bus in the Van Nuys area. He died at the scene, while his 12-year-old passenger, his niece, was transported to Valley Presbyterian Hospital in critical condition.

The Metro G Line (Orange) is one of two Metro Liner bus routes that has dedicated lanes on the freeways and surface streets.

Video description: A motorcyclist carrying his 12-year-old niece died after being hit by a G-line Metro bus in Van Nuys. The girl was taken to a hospital and remains in critical condition.

California law does not have a minimum age for motorcycle passengers, as long as they wear a helmet. The girl was indeed wearing a helmet.

Youtube comment: “He drove his motorcycle for over 18 years!!!!! He never rode with no helmet but he went on a snack run with his niece and gave it to her while they where out he was taking her to universal studios after!”

Youtube comment: “fyi: To the field reporter and whomever wrote/edited his script.
This was NOT a ‘head-on’ collision as reported.
The bus was traveling Westbound.
The motorcycle was going Northbound.
The bus ‘broadsided’ the motorcyclist on its right side as the rider crossed its path.”