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Sheriff's deputy struck by vehicle

December 1, 2012 |  9:38 am

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.

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