[04-30-2024] Los Angeles County, CA – One Person Killed, Another Hospitalized Following Vehicle Vs. Semi-Truck Collision in Long Beach

Published May 1, 2024

[04-30-2024] One Person Killed, Another Hospitalized Following Vehicle Vs. Semi-Truck Collision in Long BeachOne person was killed, while another was hospitalized following a vehicle vs. semi-truck collision in Long Beach on Tuesday morning, April 30, 2024.

According to the Long Beach Police Department, the fatal accident happened at around 8:05 a.m. at the intersection of Harbor Avenue and Anaheim Street.

Police stated that the crash involved a 2012 Toyota Camry with two occupants, a driver and a passenger, and a semi-trailer truck. The two vehicles were traveling westbound on Anaheim Street when the Toyota driver suddenly made an illegal left turn onto Harbor Avenue, colliding with the semi-truck.

Both occupants of the Toyota were taken to a nearby hospital after sustaining serious injuries. The driver died shortly after, while the passenger was said to be in critical condition. Their identities were not released at this time.

The semi-truck driver, who appears to be uninjured, stayed at the scene and cooperated with the police.

Police are investigating if the deceased driver was driving under the influence at the time of the crash. 

No further details were immediately available. Investigations are underway.

Don’t Know What To Do After An Accident?

Your safety and rights depend on what you do next after an accident. Remember the following steps if you find yourself in one:

  • Check yourself for any injuries.
  • Stay on the scene, call 9-1-1, and wait for emergency responders.
  • Move your vehicle to the road shoulder if safe; turn on hazard lights.
  • Fully cooperate with law enforcement and stay until cleared to leave.
  • Document the scene and injuries with photos and videos.
  • Seek immediate medical attention.
  • Contact your insurance company and find a personal injury lawyer for legal advice.

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