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LA Sheriff's Department car, van collide near Olvera Street; at least 7 hurt

Seven people were injured, four of them seriously, in a traffic crash involving a law enforcement vehicle near Olvera Street in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 31, 2013.

March 31, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
At least seven people were injured in a crash involving a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department vehicle and a van near Olvera Street on Sunday.

The incident was reported at about 10:15 a.m. in the intersection of Arcadia and Main streets in Los Angeles.

A van reportedly ran a red light, struck a sheriff's vehicle, and overturned. Emergency officials said seven people were transported to area hospitals. Four were reported in serious condition, and three were reported in fair condition.

Sheriff's officials say a male deputy was driving the LASD Community Services cruiser with the lights and sirens off at the time of the incident. The deputy was checked out for injuries, which were described as "not serious."

Details surrounding the circumstances of the collision were not immediately released.