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Los Angeles-area vaccine employee struck in hit-and-run; might have been intentional, officers say

A motorist might have deliberately hit a COVID-19 vaccination employee in a Los Angeles suburb over the weekend, authorities mentioned, marking one other violent incident associated to vaccine websites within the area. 

Witnesses advised investigators a driver bumped into indicators at a clinic in Santa Clarita, north of Downtown Los Angeles, round 4:30 p.m. Saturday, FOX Los Angeles reported. 

After hitting the indicators, the driving force circled and drove into the clinic employee, witnesses mentioned, in response to the information outlet. 

The sufferer, who has not been recognized, sustained minor accidents and declined remedy. The Los Angeles County Division of Public Well being mentioned the vaccination web site stays closed. 

People sign forms to oppose vaccine passports as they participate at the "S.O.S California No Vaccine Passport Rally" at Tongva Park in Santa Monica, Calif., on Saturday. A vaccine worker was struck by a motorist in San Clarita that may have been intentional, authorities said. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Individuals signal varieties to oppose vaccine passports as they take part on the “S.O.S California No Vaccine Passport Rally” at Tongva Park in Santa Monica, Calif., on Saturday. A vaccine employee was struck by a motorist in San Clarita which will have been intentional, authorities mentioned. (AP Picture/Damian Dovarganes)

“We’re saddened by this horrible incident, and our ideas and prayers are with the individual injured,” the company mentioned in a press release to Fox Information. “Public well being is working with native authorities and the vaccination web site has closed because the investigation is underway.” 

Fox Information has reached out to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division. Investigators have been looking for a four-door Chevrolet. The driving force gave the impression to be a person in his 60s with quick grey hair and weighing 200 kilos. 

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The suspected hit-and-run got here amid a collection of protests and violent acts close to COVID-19 vaccine websites in and round Los Angeles. A brawl broke out and one individual was stabbed earlier this month in downtown Los Angeles throughout an anti-vaccine rally.

Different gatherings embrace protests in opposition to a statewide vaccine mandate for a lot of public employees. 

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