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At least 22 people were injured, 11 of whom are in critical condition, after a group of sheriff recruits were run over by a driver driving on the wrong side of the road in Whittier, California Wednesday, NBC Los Angeles reported.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department recruits were engaged in a training exercise when they were struck by an SUV at about 6:30 AM local time.

The SUV crashed and the driver was taken into custody in light condition. While the driver was driving on the wrong side of the road, the incident is believed to be a traffic accident and not a deliberate attack against the sheriff recruits.