22 LASD recruits injured after being struck by wrong-way driver in Whittier, authorities say

A total of 22 Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department recruits were injured after they were struck by a wrong-way driver during their run on Wednesday, authorities said.

The incident happened in the South Whittier area near Mills Avenue and Trumball Street at around 6:29 a.m.

According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the recruits were on a run as part of a training exercise when a 22-year-old driver going the wrong way crashed into the group. It’s unclear if the driver, who was not identified, has been formally arrested.

A total of five recruits are currently in critical condition, four are being treated for “moderate” injuries and 13 have minor injuries.