Teenaged pedestrians seriously injured by vehicle in Long Beach

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LONG BEACH (CNS) – Two pedestrians, ages 17 and 18, were struck by a vehicle and seriously injured today near Long Beach Polytechnic High School, authorities said.

Paramedics sent to Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and 15th Street about 7 a.m. transported the male patients to a hospital, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

The motorist, whose name was not released, remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, said the LBPD’s Jennifer De Prez.

Authorities could not immediately confirm whether the pedestrians were students at the school.

“Drugs or alcohol is not believed to be a factor at this time … (and) the investigation is ongoing,” De Prez said.

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