A 90-year-old woman behind the wheel of a speeding Lincoln Continental was killed in a crash in Long Beach as her car sped through a parking lot where it hit four other vehicles and two pedestrians, authorities said Sunday
Officers were dispatched at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday to the area of Spring Street and Palo Verde Avenue, the Long Beach Police Department reported.
The elderly woman was behind the wheel of a speeding 2007 Lincoln Continental that drove through a parking lot in the 6400 block of East Spring Street, striking four parked vehicles, two of which struck a 68-year-old man and a 10-year-old boy.
The car then struck a tree in the 2900 block of Palo Verde Avenue, where firefighters had to extricate the woman from the vehicle. Paramedics rushed the critically injured motorist to a hospital, where she later died from her injuries.
The 68-year-old man was taken to a hospital in serious condition and the 10-year-old boy suffered minor injuries. He was released to his parents.
Collision investigation detectives with the LBPD urged anyone with information about the crash to call them at 562- 570-7355. Anonymous tips can be made through Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or by visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.