A woman was hospitalized after two cars collided on South Coast Highway on Friday morning, Laguna Beach police said.
The crash occurred at 8:05 a.m. in the 2400 block when a 24-year-old San Clemente woman, who was driving a Toyota Corolla, made an illegal U-turn from the northbound side of South Coast Highway north of Upland Road, Sgt. Louise Callus wrote in an email.
A 62-year-old Laguna Beach man driving a Chevrolet Volt hit the Corolla, sending the car across southbound lanes, police said.
Laguna Beach firefighters extricated the woman, who had suffered a fractured hip, from the Corolla and transported her to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, Callus said. The other driver had minor bruises on his arms, Callus said.