4 hospitalized in rollover crash that shut down southbound 710 Freeway

Authorities closed a stretch of the 710 Freeway Monday morning when a three-car crash hurt four people, according to authorities.

The wreck happened around 11 a.m., leaving one of the cars overturned on the 710 near Willow Street, according to the Long Beach Fire Department.

Five ambulances headed to the scene as the CHP shut down the southbound side of the freeway. But crews ended up taking just four people to local hospitals, fire officials said.

Two of them had traumatic injuries, but all four were in stable condition, LBFD spokesman Jake Heflin said. The fifth patient ended up being unhurt, authorities said.

It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the crash.

The southbound 710 was shut down while rescue crews worked. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

The crash badly mangled two cars. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

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Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his journalism career in 2007 as an intern at Palos Verdes Peninsula News and has worked for The Forum Newsgroup in New York City, the Daily Pilot and the Press-Telegram. He lives in Torrance with his wife, Lindsey, and their two young children.