Long Beach Crash Leaves 2 Cars Totaled, Multiple People Hospitalized

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Hours after a two-vehicle crash in Long Beach sent multiple people to the hospital, wreckage remained scattered at the scene and traffic was impacted early Friday morning.


Two vehicles were totaled after a crash in Long Beach on May 8, 2014. It was not immediately known if there were injuries. (Credit: KTLA)

A Toyota Tacoma pickup truck was traveling southbound when an Acura turned left, colliding with the Toyota at the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and East Burnett Street (map) Thursday night, according to investigators at the scene.

Metro train traffic was shut down for about 20 minutes beginning at 9:30 p.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Mike Mendoza said.

The engine of one vehicle had landed on the train tracks, video from the scene showed.

Wreckage was scattered across the street and sidewalk, including a tire in the middle of the road, as of 4 a.m. Friday, video showed.

A fire hydrant was struck during the crash, causing water to temporarily spew into the air, video also showed.

Authorities were looking into whether alcohol played a role in the crash. It was not immediately clear how many people were hospitalized or the extent of their injuries.

Investigators had not determined who was at fault as of early Friday morning.

People were told to stay away from the area until about 5:30 a.m.