3 hospitalized after crash on Lakewood Boulevard flips SUV

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.

Long Beach Police Department on the scene of an accident at the intersection of Stearns Street and Lakewood Boulevard. Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Photo by Stephen Carr

The SUV ended up on its roof. Photo by Stephen Carr

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.

Long Beach Police Department on the scene of an accident at the intersection of Stearns Street and Lakewood Boulevard. Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Photo by Stephen Carr

Police said the intersection would be shut down for several hours Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Stephen Carr

This story will be updated as police and fire officials provide more information.

 

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Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news 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. He lives in Torrance with his wife, Lindsey, and their two young children.
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