US: Car runs over 25 new police officers – “There were human bodies scattered everywhere”

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It amounts to 25 the number of rookie cops who pulled over and injured a car in Los Angeles, five of which were serious, while jogging. The team of Los Angeles County police trainees was on a morning run when the SUV, which was traveling oncoming traffic, crashed into them.

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The scene of the accident resembled a “plane crash,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said during a press conference. There were human bodies “scattered everywhere, with various wounds”, one could even see “dismembered” recruits. One of them is intubated, he added.

Footage and photos from his place accident they show the black SUV on a pavement with its front end smashed. The Fire Department confirmed that he was in the opposite flow of traffic when he hit the police trainees, according to the Los Angeles Times newspaper cited by the Athens-Macedonian News Agency.

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Some of the trainees said they heard the car speed up before it crashed into them, the sheriff said. The driver, who was arrested on the spot, was verified not to be under the influence of alcohol, explained Mr. Villanueva. However, according to police imgs who spoke to the Los Angeles Times, he testified to police that he had “fallen asleep” at the wheel. The 22-year-old underwent toxicology tests to determine if he was under the influence of drugs.

Source: News Beast

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