4-Year-Old Girl Struck and Injured by Lifeguard Truck in Coronado
CORONADO, CA (July 9, 2019) — A lifeguard truck struck a 4-year-old girl on Coronado Beach and Dog Park in Coronado on Monday, July 8.
The child was crouched in the sand when the vehicle struck her at around 6:15 p.m., according to CFD Fire Chief Jim Lydon.
Lydon confirmed that the tires of the vehicle went over the young girl.
The Coronado Lifeguard behind the wheel performed standard patrol activities at the time of the incident, the fire department stated.
The 4-year-old received treatments at the scene near Lifeguard Tower 6C. She was later transported to Rady Children’s’ Hospital. The extent of her injuries is not immediately available at this time. However, a spokesperson with the hospital said she was in good condition.
The Coronado Police Department conducted an accident investigation in addition to an internal investigation.
No other additional information was available.
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