A driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and a van ended up in the Huntington Beach sand after a rollover crash early Wednesday morning.
A traffic collision near the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Seapoint Street was reported to police just before 1 a.m., said Sgt. Brian Smith with the Huntington Beach Police Department.
Arriving officers found a single vehicle on the sand with significant damage, Smith said.
Video from the scene showed a van with its tires partially buried in the sand and a smashed up windshield.
Four people who were inside the van at the time of the crash sustained moderate to minor injuries, Smith said.
Two of the people were taken to a local hospital for treatment, according to Smith.
A man who said he was in the van’s passenger seat at the time of the crash said a friend was giving him a ride home from work when they drove through the intersection and into the sand.
“We were flipping three or four times into the sand,” the man said. “My friend apparently was too intoxicated to drive.”
The driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and causing an injury accident, according to Smith.