UPDATE: Driver Charged with Grand Theft Auto, Hit-and-Run After Friday U-Haul Collision • Long Beach Post

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UPDATE | The driver of a U-Haul that hit a light pole Friday at Seventh Street and Los Altos was arrested and booked for hit and run, grand theft auto, garage burglary, vehicle theft and a parole violation, according to Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officials.

The driver was identified as 44-year-old Richard Ferguson. He is being held at Long Beach City Jail without bail.

The traffic collision, which involved the U-Haul truck and a minivan, resulted in minor injuries to a passenger in a minivan. 

According to police, officers were dispatched to the scene at 12:16PM Friday. The U-Haul driver reportedly ran from the scene and was detained by witnesses until police arrived.

Officials determined the U-Haul truck was reported stolen earlier that day.

The investigation is ongoing. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

PREVIOUSLY: U-Haul Collides with Light Pole at 7th and Los Altos in Long Beach

06/03/15 4:06 PM | Traffic was halted for a short time at Seventh Street and Los Altos Friday afternoon after a U-Haul collided with a light pole. A minivan also appeared to have been involved in the collision.

Several Long Beach Police Department vehicles were dispatched to the scene. No additional information is available at this time. This story will be updated as we learn more.

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