Three people were hospitalized Friday afternoon following a fiery two-vehicle traffic collision in West Long Beach, authorities said.
The crash happened around 4:41 p.m. in the 3200 block of Santa Fe Avenue, Long Beach Fire Department spokesperson Brian Fisk said.
When fire personnel arrived at the scene, they found two cars involved in the collision, including one that was overturned, Fisk said. At least one of the cars also caught fire, Fisk said.
One person had to be extricated using the “Jaws of Life.” Fire personnel transported three people involved in the wreck to a local hospital where they are being treated for their injuries.
The extent of their injuries is not known at this time, Fisk said.
The investigation, including the cause of the crash, is ongoing.
Support our journalism.
Hyperlocal news is an essential force in our democracy, but it costs money to keep an organization like this one alive, and we can’t rely on advertiser support alone. That’s why we’re asking readers like you to support our independent, fact-based journalism. We know you like it—that’s why you’re here. Help us keep hyperlocal news alive in Long Beach.