Two Long Beach Polytechnic High School Students Critically Injured in Long Beach Pedestrian Accident on 15th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
Long Beach, California (January 15, 2020) – Two Long Beach Polytechnic High School students were critically injured after being hit by a vehicle Tuesday morning in Long Beach, police said.
The accident was reported just before 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 14 in the area of 15th Street and Martin Luther King Junior Avenue, near the southern portion of Long Beach Polytechnic High School.
According to the authorities, the two male students, ages 18 and 17, were struck by a van while they were crossing Martin Luther King Jr.
Paramedics responded to the scene and found the two victims suffering from injuries to their upper bodies. Both were taken to Long Beach Memorial and Saint Mary Medical Center with critical injuries.
The driver involved remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. Authorities said neither alcohol nor drugs were not suspected factors in the crash.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing.