Hit-and-run causes conga line of crunched cars parked in Willmore

A hit-and-run crash ended with a string of parked cars smashed into each other along a curbline in Long Beach’s Willmore neighborhood early Monday morning.

The incident happened at about 2:20 a.m. on the one-way West Sixth Street at Daisy Avenue, across the street from Edison Elementary School, which is about a block away from the Sixth Street off-ramp of the 710 Freeway.

Multiple parked vehicles on West 6th Street at Daisy Avenue were damaged after a motorist struck them early Monday before fleeing. Photo by Richard Shimizu.

No one was injured, according to Long Beach police spokeswoman Jennifer De Prez. De Prez said the suspect vehicle is white and the suspect is a man, but no further description was available.

Photos of the aftermath surfaced on social media later in the day showing five vehicles with different levels of damage, including broken windows, bent hoods and bumpers, and even one car lifted off the ground by another car.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. Growing up as one of six kids in the working-class immigrant suburb of South Gate, she was taught the importance of civic engagement and to show compassion for others. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015. An avid Harry Potter fan, Stephanie now lives in Bixby Knolls with her boyfriend and their bearded dragon, Austin.
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