According to the Long Beach Fire Department, the crash happened around 3:15 p.m. at the Boujie Crab restaurant between South Street and California Avenue.
A sedan driver was speeding southbound and failed to halt at a stop sign before colliding with a transit bus and crashing into a restaurant located at the bottom of a two-story building.
Five people were transported to a local hospital after sustaining minor to critical injuries, while nine people sustained minor injuries and received aid at the scene.
It is unknown how many people from the sedan and bus were hospitalized or treated, but reports indicate no one was inside the restaurant during the crash.
Further details on the crash have yet to be released by the authorities.
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What Should You Do in Case of a Car Accident?
Since car accidents are unexpected, it can be confusing to know exactly what to do after being involved in one. First, you should check on all passengers, drivers, and pedestrians involved. If they need medical help, call for an ambulance immediately. Make sure that you don’t move anyone who is unconscious or reports back or neck pain unless their life is in imminent danger, for example, from a fire or oncoming traffic. You also need to do the following:
- Call the police to report any deaths, injuries, or substantial property damage. Get the names and badge numbers of officers who are at the scene of the accident. Later, you need to call the police department and request the accident report.
- Take pictures of all parties involved, including their driver’s licenses and insurance cards.
- Take pictures of all vehicles involved, including their license plates, any visible damages, and points of rest of the automobiles.
- Take pictures of street names, traffic lights, and signs.
- Take pictures of all skid marks.
- Take pictures of witnesses and obtain their phone numbers and addresses.
- Preserve evidence by taking pictures of your injuries.
- Seek medical attention, even if you feel like your injuries are minor.
- Call a California reckless driving accident or bus accident attorney from our firm for a free case review.
You should also get the names, drivers’ license numbers, telephone, and addresses of anyone involved. Get their license plates and insurance information. Be sure to get passengers’ names, addresses, and phone numbers. If there are any eyewitnesses, have them jot down their version of what happened and their contact information.
Reckless Driving Accident Statistics
Automobile crashes are the leading cause of unintentional deaths and injuries in the US. Every year, car accidents claim the lives of two million people and injure ten million more.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines reckless driving as “willful disregard” for the safety of other road users. The NHTSA also recorded 11,258 fatalities caused by speeding in 2020.
The AAA estimated that between 2003 and 2007, 56% of all traffic accidents were caused by reckless driving.
In Long Beach, 2,874 victims were either injured or killed because of crashes, based on California Office of Traffic Safety data.