Three people were hospitalized after a crash that smashed a fire hydrant and ended with one car partially on top of another near Cal Heights on Tuesday afternoon.
The wreck happened around 12:15 p.m. on Wardlow Road at Lemon Avenue, according to Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Brian Fisk.
Police said a red Toyota Prius was headed south on Lemon Avenue when it hit a gray Toyota Corolla that was headed east through the intersection.
“Based on reports from witnesses, it appears the Prius ran the stop sign,” Long Beach police spokeswoman Nancy Pratt said.
Traffic Collision: Wardlow Rd. & Lemon Ave | LBPD, LBFD are on scene of a two vehicle accident. One vehicle sheered a…
After the two cars collided, the Corolla smashed into a fire hydrant and then a light pole before hitting a business on the southeast corner of the intersection, Long Beach police spokeswoman Nancy Pratt said.
This sent water spraying into the air until crews could shut it off, according to Fisk.
After the original collision, the Prius hit a gray Nissan that was parked along Lemon Avenue, Pratt said. It ended up perched on the Nissan’s hood.
Both drivers and a passenger in the Corolla were taken to the hospital after complaining of some pain, Pratt said.
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