7 Hospitalized in Sunday Morning Traffic Collision


4th and juniperoSeven people were hospitalized Sunday morning after an SUV ran a red light and caused a three-vehicle collision in the Retro Row neighborhood of Long Beach, authorities said.

Long Beach officers and fire units responded to the site of the incident—on Fourth Street and Junipero Avenue—at 8:51AM on Sunday, August 16, Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Jake Heflin said.

According to officials, A Chevy Trailblazer traveling southbound on Junipero Avenue went through an intersection and hit a Long Beach Transit bus traveling eastbound on Fourth Street.

A white sedan making a turn to go east on Fourth Street was also hit, Heflin said.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the motorist of the SUV had run a red light.

Seven people were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries, including four individuals riding in the white sedan and three persons riding in the SUV, according to Heflin.

Two bus riders were evaluated but not transported to the hospital.

Above, left photo courtesy of the Long Beach Fire Department. 

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