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UPDATE: Critically Injurred Deputy Struck By Car in East LA identified as Rudy Juarez

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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By Brian Hews

UPDATE: An on duty Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Transit Services Deputy has been hit by a car while rendering aid to a motorist on Saturday morning at 3rd Street and Downey Road in East Los Angeles.

The officer, identified as Rudy Juarez has been transported to a local hospital.

Sheriff Lee Baca  spoke to the news media at the hospital and shared that Deputy Juarez “is in critical condition.”

“He has a head injury, broken bones, and is unconscious but breathing on his own. The next 24 hours are vital,” Baca said.

Hews Media Group will have additional details throughout the day on Saturday.

Injured Deputy Rudy Juarez

Injured Deputy Rudy Juarez

11:35 Update; 9:52 a.m. Original Post

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