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Another Person Injured After Possibly Being Struck By A Car On The Beach

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People watching at Santa Monica Beach (Photo by Davidag via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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Details are few at the moment, but another person may have been hit by a car while on the beach in Los Angeles. This would be the third such incident in the last five months.

Lifeguards found the man in a parking lot near the Santa Monica Pier earlier this morning crying for help. Los Angeles County firefighters responded to the scene around 6:45 a.m. this morning, and he told authorities that he was hit by a car on the beach on Saturday night. Tire tracks found near the man are being investigated, according to ABC 7.

"We're not sure if it actually happened here on the beach or possibly on PCH. We're not even sure if he was hit by a vehicle, so we're treating it as an injured person or possibly collision," said Santa Monica Police Sergeant Rudy Flores.

The previous two incidents occurred on Venice Beach in broad daylight, involving county vehicles. The first, back in May, involved an L.A. County maintenance vehicle. The second happened last week when a lifeguard vehicle returning from a call ran over another sunbather.