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Two-car collision injures 1 on S. Coast Highway

April 30, 2014

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.

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Southbound traffic on South Coast Highway was closed for nearly an hour while one northbound lane remained open.

No arrests were made, Callus said.

—Bryce Alderton

Twitter: @AldertonBryce

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