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    What possible reason could there be?...

    For this incident?...
    Twenty-five law enforcement recruits for various agencies across Los Angeles County were injured, five critically, after a Honda CR-V going the wrong way plowed into them and hit a light pole during their morning run in Whittier, authorities said.

    The suspect underwent a sobriety test at the scene and was taken into custody. LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva confirmed the suspect passed the breathalyzer test.
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    I don't get it either
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    In an update several of the recruits have lost limbs

    https://www.latimes.com/california/s...r-many-injured
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    If he was not drunk, they didn't say anything about drugs, then that would lead one to speculate that it may have been purposeful. Anyway it goes this is just about as bad as it gets.
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    You get close to and become friends with your academy brothers and sisters. Wifey and I still see our fellow students. To this day, if one of them dies or is injured, all of us respond.

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    Not making excuses but it could have been a medical emergency or a mechanical failure. He could have been playing with his phone. Might have some other source of distraction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Not making excuses but it could have been a medical emergency or a mechanical failure. He could have been playing with his phone. Might have some other source of distraction.
    With that in mind, it will be interesting to see how this and the airshow disaster this past weekend play out since those scenarios could have occurred in both instances......Ben
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truckman View Post
    With that in mind, it will be interesting to see how this and the airshow disaster this past weekend play out since those scenarios could have occurred in both instances......Ben
    Certainly could. Those and more. And it could have been done on purpose for what are currently unknown reasons. We may never know.
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    Whatever the cause you can bet they'll get to the bottom of it.
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    There seems to be enough probable cause to hold him...With bail set at $2M......Ben

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    I like that our Criminal Justice system is involved. That way, victims and the accused can be heard - and try to move on.

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    driver under arrest

    Video shows the driver hitting the recruits

    https://www.nbcnews.com/now/video/wr...d-154141253578
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    Now released from custody......Ben
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    If the suspect's vehicle was manufactured recently, the onboard computer could be analyzed for info. Or, perhaps other videos will be found.

    I found it interesting that the class was comprised of 75 students. In my state, we limit class size to about 30 students max, which is more manageable. One of my Nephews recently graduated from our Peace Officer academy in a class of 15 students.

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