Two critically injured after speeding vehicle crashes into tree, light pole and motorhome, police say

A motorist and one of his passengers were hospitalized in critical condition after they crashed into a tree, light pole and unoccupied motorhome in East Long Beach Saturday night, authorities said.

The unidentified driver and his male front-seat passenger were both transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

The passenger has since been listed in critical but stable condition while the motorist remains in critical condition, said Long Beach police spokesman Officer Jason Lehman.

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The two back-seat passengers, both females, did not sustain significant injuries, according to officials.

The incident was reported at about 7:55 p.m. at the 1300 block of Studebaker Road, south of Driscoll Street.

Authorities said the vehicle, a two-door coupe, was traveling south on Studebaker when it veered off the road then struck a tree, light pole and unoccupied motorhome. While it is unknown if drugs or alcohol played a role, speed appears to have been a factor in the crash.

Anyone with information regarding the crash should contact Detective David Lauro at (562) 570-7358.

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Stephanie Rivera is the community engagement editor for the Long Beach Post. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015.