On Thursday, a woman sun bathing at Venice Beach and enjoying the cool breezes wafting off the Pacific Ocean was run over by a Los Angeles County maintenance truck. The LA Weekly reported that the 49-year-old woman was transported to UCLA Medical Center and is in serious condition.
According to the Weekly, a veteran employee of the Department of Beaches and Harbor, driving a Nissan Xterra SUV, did not see the woman who was sunbathing face down in the sand when he ran her over. The lifeguards and Los Angeles County paramedics arriving at the scene found the woman to be “alert and oriented.”
The incident occurred at 10:30 a.m. just south of the Venice Beach pier and north of the Marina del Rey channel. The driver was interviewed by the Los Angeles Police Department traffic investigators, and the incident is being reviewed.