June 23rd in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1927, two men were rushed to the Seaside Hospital in Long Beach. Robert I. Gilchrist, 54, of Sunset Beach and David Carlson, 37, of Seal Beach were struck by a car as they crossed the highway. The driver, Lynn Colburn of Long Beach reported the accident to the Seal Beach Police, claiming that he had been blinded by the headlights of an approaching car and did not see the two pedestrians. Colburn was released by the police when news that neither men were seriously injured.

– Michael Dobkins

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