Crash sends light pole toppling onto Pacific Coast Highway by LBCC campus

A two-car crash sent a light pole toppling into lanes of Pacific Coast Highway Monday afternoon in Long Beach, but nobody was hurt, according to authorities.

The crash happened a few minutes before 3 p.m. on PCH near Gundry Avenue, which is just south of Long Beach City College’s Pacific Coast Campus.

Police couldn’t immediate provide any details about what caused the crash, but at least one of the cars slammed into the pole, sending it and debris into the eastbound lanes of PCH.

Crews were still working to haul away the pole and completely reopen the streets about an hour later.

Two cars were involved in the crash on Pacific Coast Highway near Gundry Avenue on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

Two cars were involved in the crash on Pacific Coast Highway near Gundry Avenue on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

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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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