At about 3:40pm on Sunday, June 2, Long Beach police officers responded to a two-vehicle collision that occurred at the intersection of Orange Avenue and Wardlow Road in the 7th District, according to Cynthia Arrona, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) spokesperson.
The incident involved one vehicle crashing into the front of the Holé Molé restaurant located at 1200 E. Wardlow Rd. in Long Beach. It was reported that the Mexican restaurant was open at the time of the crash, and patrons were inside when one of the vehicles came barreling through the front door.
Five people were transported to a local hospital with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries, she said. Arrona added that no arrests were made at the scene, and she could not provide an update on the victims’ medical conditions as of Monday, June 3.
An employee for Holé Molé said the restaurant will be closed this week for repairs but may open back up again sometime next week.
LBPD encourages anyone with information to call LBPD Collision Investigations Detail at (562) 570-7355.