Driver found unconscious after high-speed crash into parked cars

A man was ejected from his car and rushed to the hospital after smashing into at least three parked cars in the Bluff Park neighborhood early Wednesday morning.

Photos from the scene show the aftermath of the crash, with one car coming to rest on the lawn of an apartment building and a few other mangled cars left along the curb line.

The crash left a few cars smashed along the curb line at Second Street and Redondo on Feb. 5, 2019. Photo by Gianelli Ann.

The crash left a few cars smashed along the curb line. Photo by Gianelli Ann.

Police said the crash happened around 2:30 a.m. The man was driving at high speed south on Redondo Avenue when he hit the parked cars at Second Street, LBPD spokeswoman Shaunna Dandoy said.

Rescuers found the man unconscious and took him to a nearby hospital in serious but stable condition, according to Dandoy.

Police said he had injuries to his upper torso.

The crash left a few cars smashed along the curb line at Second Street and Redondo on Feb. 5, 2019. Photo by Gianelli Ann.

Police said the driver was found unconscious after being thrown from his car. Photo by Gianelli Ann.

Nobody else was hurt in the wreck.

Police said they’re still investigating what caused the crash but drugs or alcohol appear to be a factor.

Editor’s note: This story was updated with more info from police on Wednesday afternoon.

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Jeremiah Dobruck is managing 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.
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