Vehicle strikes woman, 5 children in Long Beach

A woman and five children were struck by a vehicle as they were crossing a street Thursday night in Long Beach.

The accident occurred in the Cambodia Town area just after 7 p.m. at the intersection of Anaheim Street and Gundry Avenue, according to Long Beach Fire spokesman Jake Heflin.

The children’s ages range from 4 to 12, Heflin said.

The victims, who appeared to be related, suffered minor injuries and were taken to a hospital for evaluation, he said.

The driver has been detained by Long Beach police, who are investigating the incident.

A police spokesperson could not be reached for comment.

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