Whittier, CA (KABC) – A total of 21 recruits from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department were injured after being hit by a car during an early Wednesday morning run, authorities confirmed.
Seven of the recruits are in critical condition, four are being treated for “quick” incidents and 10 are minor incidents, Los Angeles County Fire Department Battalion Chief Chad Sourbeer told Witness News. .
The incident happened around 6:29 a.m. in the South Whittier space near Mills Avenue and Trumball Road. Action recruit groups appear to consist of 40 to 50 recruits who form a team.
AIR7 HD captured more than a dozen sheriff’s items at the scene, including multiple engines and an ambulance.
Paramedics were seen treating recruits on the road and loading others into ambulances.
It’s unclear if the driver involved has been arrested. Meanwhile, cars were parked on the pavement, doing great damage to the entrance finish.
This is an evolving story. This article will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.
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Recruits injured: 21 LA County Sheriff’s recruits injured after being hit by car in Whittier, according to authorities