Vehicle strikes group of Los Angeles sheriff’s recruits during morning run

Multiple Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department recruits were struck by a vehicle early this morning, authorities say.

TV news helicopter broadcasts show a large response of firefighters and ambulances in Whittier, a vehicle on a sidewalk as well as numerous individuals nearby in uniform workout clothes.

County fire senior dispatcher Martin Rangel confirms that the incident involved sheriff’s recruits but says there is no immediate patient count.

Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Deputy Grace Medrano says the incident involves a sheriff’s academy class.

Medrano says there are injuries but she does not have a confirmed number or information about the severity of the injuries.

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