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BREAKING: 11 Sheriff’s Department Recruits In Critical Condition After Being Run Over On Morning Run

Whittier, CA – Eleven Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) recruits are in critical condition after they were run over by a car in Whittier while on their Wednesday morning training run.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) said the incident occurred at about 6:30 a.m. on Nov. 16 at the intersection of Mills Avenue and Telegraph Road,  KTVU reported.

The sheriff’s department recruits were attending the Sheriff’s Training Academy and Regional Services (STARS) Center, which is about a mile-and-a-half away from the crash scene in the 11500-block of Colima Road.

Whittier is about 20 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, KTVU reported.

Authorities said the driver of the vehicle that ran over the law enforcement recruits was given a sobriety test at the scene and taken into custody.

However, the results of the sobriety test have not yet been released, KTVU reported.

At least 11 victims were transported to various area hospitals in critical condition, including two recruits who were in such serious condition that they had to be airlifted.

Officials said that as many as 15 recruits may have been struck by the vehicle, KTVU reported.

Neighbors said it wasn’t uncommon to see sheriff’s academy classes jogging through the neighborhood as a group.

LASD Sheriff Alex Villanueva said he was on the way to the hospital to check on the recruits, some of whom had suffered life-threatening injuries, KTVU reported.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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