Paramedics took three people to the hospital after a major traffic collision at Lakewood Boulevard and Stearns Street Tuesday afternoon, according to a fire official.
The crash happened around 1:20 p.m. when a sedan hit an SUV in the intersection, causing the SUV to end up on its roof, according to authorities.
Rescuers had to use the Jaws of Life to free the woman driver of the SUV and the man driving the sedan, according to police and fire officials.
One additional person was also taken to the hospital, Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Brian Fisk said. It’s unclear which car he or she was in.
Police said the woman was in stable condition, but they didn’t immediately have details on the man’s injuries.
Police shut down the intersection for their investigation. LBPD spokeswoman Arantxa Chavarria said investigators expect it to be closed for several hours.
This story will be updated as police and fire officials provide more information.
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