2 hurt when car crashes through 710 guardrail, falls from onramp

Two people were hospitalized when their car smashed through a guardrail on a 710 Freeway onramp and fell about 75 feet to an access road below, according to Long Beach police.

The crash happened around 7:35 a.m. Monday morning on the Seventh Street onramp, Long Beach Police Department spokeswoman Nancy Pratt said.

Pratt said only one car was involved. The crash happened after the driver lost control, she said, but it wasn’t immediately clear what caused that.

Paramedics took the woman who’d been driving and the man riding with her to the hospital. Police didn’t provide details on their condition, but Pratt said they’re expected to survive.

Police shut down the onramp while crews put up barriers to replace the damaged guardrail. Pratt said it was expected to reopen around 9:45 a.m.

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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.