A California sheriff’s deputy was injured after being struck and dragged by a vehicle Thursday night in what authorities said was a hit-and-run incident, according to multiple reports.
The Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy appeared to be conscious and alert at the scene in Santa Clarita before being transported to a hospital, KCBS-TV of Los Angeles reported.
The suspect drove off and was last seen near the entrance to Highway 14, which authorities temporarily closed as part of a search for the vehicle, according to the station.
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At least one police helicopter was deployed during the search for the vehicle, believed to be a light gray Range Rover with Florida plates, KTLA-TV reported.
The deputy was allegedly struck after being involved with a felony warrant suspect, according to the station.