Driver, passenger escape submerged car near Queensway Bay, police say

A man was speeding in his car near Queensway Bay on Monday when he lost control of the vehicle and drove down a rock embankment into the water, police officials said.

Police were first called to the area of Pier J, which is near the Port of Long Beach and the Queen Mary, at about 2:45 p.m. about a submerged vehicle, police spokeswoman Allison Gallagher said.

The driver and his passenger escaped the car on their own and the police department dive team was able to get the car out of the water, Gallagher said.

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Valerie Osier is the Social Media & Newsletter Manager for the Long Beach Post. She started at the Post in 2018 as a breaking news reporter. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from the Cal State Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband and two cats.