3 Prisoners Hospitalized After Hit-and-Run Involving Long Beach Police Van

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A Long Beach police booking van taking inmates to court hearings was hit by a car that left the scene of the collision Friday afternoon, authorities said.

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File photo of crime scene tape. (credit: flickr/Tex Texin via Creative Commons)

Three prisoners were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries after the 1:43 p.m. collision at Third Street and Chestnut Avenue (map), according to Long Beach Police Department Sgt. Megan Zabel.

The vehicle involved in the minor hit-and-run was last seen traveling south on Chestnut Avenue, Zabel said. It was described as a gray compact car, she said.

The car’s driver was not in custody and an investigation was continuing.