Sheriff’s cruiser strikes person in Lynwood; both deputy and female victim hospitalized
An unknown female was hit by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s vehicle in Lynwood during a call for service Monday evening.
Deputy Tracy Koerner, a sheriff’s spokesman, said the condition of person struck was unknown, but noted the deputy driver of the cruiser suffered “non-life-threatening injuries.” Both were taken to a hospital.
The female who was struck was reportedly in “extremely critical condition,” according to CBS-TV Channel 2.
According to Koerner, the deputy’s cruiser was heading northbound on Long Beach Boulevard near Carlin Avenue about 6:30 p.m. and was authorized to use lights and sirens when the person was hit.
It’s unknown whether the individual was crossing the street, said Koerner, who added a “thorough investigation” was underway.
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