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L.A. County Vehicle Runs Over Man At Venice Beach

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A 53-year-old man was run over by a L.A. County vehicle on Friday morning, reports CBS 2.

The incident happened by the 400 block of Ocean Front Walk at around 8:40 a.m.. The victim had to be extricated from the vehicle, and was transported to the hospital by paramedics in serious condition.

Officer Norma Eisenman of the LAPD told LAist that the man was lying on the sand when he was run over, and that the injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. According to a Tweet by reporter Kara Finnstrom, the vehicle seems to belong to the Department of Beaches & Harbors:

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In 2014, two women were inadvertently run over by county-owned vehicles in Venice in separate incidents. In both cases, the victims were sunbathing and laying down on the sand. They suffered injuries but survived the incidents.

An earlier version of this article cited the LAPD as saying that the vehicle was a lifeguard vehicle. This is incorrect. We have updated the story to reflect that.

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