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Motorist plunges 40 ft off Long Beach bridge

A 64-year-old woman lost control of her car and drove off the Seventh Street bridge in Long Beach on Friday, Nov. 27, 2010. Authorities said slick roads may have caused the accident.

November 28, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Slick roads may be the reason why a 64-year-old woman lost control of her car and drove off the Seventh Street bridge in Long Beach.Police said the woman was trying to drive onto the northbound 710 Freeway around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday when another driver cut her off.

She lost control on the wet road, drove off the bridge and crashed onto a bike path nearly 40 feet below.

The woman was taken to a nearby hospital after being cut from the wreckage.

Officials said the woman suffered injuries to her elbow. Further details on her condition were not released.

City News Service contributed to this report.


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