A two-car collision in Long Beach, California, resulted in a car being torn in half and the tragic death of a pedestrian, who was just waiting for the bus. The incident occurred on the bustling Pacific Coast Highway near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, around 5:50 p.m. on Monday. Responding to the catastrophic scene, Long Beach Police Department discovered the wreckage and a critically injured man on the sidewalk.
The victim, identified as 50-year-old Carlos Ceron of Long Beach, was awaiting a bus when the accident occurred. Despite immediate medical attention, Ceron succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Witnesses and local reports indicated that a bus bench was also uprooted during the incident, further illustrating the crash’s violent impact.
According to the Long Beach Police Department’s preliminary investigation, a 20-year-old was driving a 2010 Nissan 350Z eastbound on Pacific Coast Highway at high speed. At the same time, a 50-year-old woman maneuvered her 2017 Jeep Cherokee in a left turn onto Martin Luther King Avenue. In a perilous turn of events, the Nissan crashed into the Jeep and subsequently slammed into a traffic signal pole, resulting in the Nissan splitting in half.
The young driver of the Nissan was rushed to a nearby hospital for immediate medical attention. Meanwhile, the driver of the Jeep, fortunately, escaped with no serious injuries and refused medical care at the scene. The authorities have cited speed as a significant factor in the accident while ruling out impairment as a cause. The community is left reeling from this tragic event, as the investigation continues to unfold.
Source: Fox News