Two men were critically wounded when they were struck by a distracted driver Tuesday night in Long Beach, authorities said.
Police responded to the traffic collision call on Tuesday, September 8, on Atlantic Avenue and Artesia Boulevard at 9:56PM.
According to a preliminary investigation, the driver allegedly ran a red light and struck the pedestrians who were on the crosswalk, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) spokeswoman Marlene Arrona said.
Distracted driving may have been a contributing factor, Arrona added.
Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) personnel transported the victims in critical condition to a local hospital.
Authorities said the driver was released and charges are pending.
The investigation remains ongoing.