Driver sought in 4-car hit-and-run crash in East Long Beach

Police are looking for a driver who fled from a hit-and-run that involved four vehicles in a crash in East Long Beach Saturday night, officials said.

Police said that the collision occurred at around 7 p.m. near the intersection of Woodruff Avenue and Huntdale Street, however witness photos show the wreckage to be closer to Carson Street. The suspect fled before officers arrived and is believed to have been driving a white Mercedes-Benz coupe. Police said that three of the vehicles in the crash were heavily damaged, including one car that a witness’ photo had shown flipped over.

Police did not have a description of the driver, and police did not add details about how the crash happened.

The Long Beach Fire Department arrived on scene, but no one was transported to the hospital as no major injuries were reported.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

The aftermath of a hit-and-run vehicle collision at the intersection of Woodruff Avenue and Huntdale Street on Saturday, July 11, 2020. Photo by Ghazal Seino.

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