Sheriff's deputy struck by vehicle
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was struck by a vehicle and injured Saturday morning near the Gold Line tracks in East Los Angeles, sheriff's officials said.
At about 6:15 a.m., deputies were investigating a disabled or abandoned vehicle adjacent to the tracks near East 3rd Street and Downey Road, said Sgt. Bruce Thomas of the sheriff's Transit Services Bureau. One deputy was struck by a passing vehicle.
The deputy was taken by paramedics to a hospital, where he was being treated Saturday. The driver of the other vehicle stayed at the scene, Thomas said.
Authorities are investigating the incident, which "looks like it's being treated as a true, tragic accident," Thomas said.
-- Hailey Branson-Potts