Woman Lying in Sand Injured after City Truck Rus Her Over at Newport Beach
NEWPORT BEACH, CA (April 19, 2018) – A city truck ran over a woman lying in the sand at the beach on Thursday afternoon, sending her to the hospital with major injuries.
According to the Newport Beach Police Department, the accident happened at around 1:15 PM, just east of lifeguard tower 20. The woman was lying on the sand near the Newport Pier, when an on-duty city worker driving om a GMC Canyon truck hit her.
Officers rushed the unidentified woman to a nearby trauma center. She reportedly suffered injuries to her pelvis and chest. There is no update on her current medical condition at this time. Although no official statement from the hospital was released, the police reported that the injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.
The officials of Newport Beach refused to give their statement until an in-depth investigation was completed. Both the driver and the victim’s identities have not yet been released. So far, the police are still investigating what might have caused the accident to happen, but speed is currently not seen as a factor since the truck had been traveling at low speeds before the collision.
Newport Beach officials also extended their sympathies and concern to the woman injured and expressed their dismay that the unfortunate accident occurred.
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