Second Venice Sunbather Run Over By County Vehicle In Four Months
A second sunbather at Venice Beach was run over by a county vehicle for the second time in four months.
A 25-year-old woman was sunbathing near Ocean Front Walk and Venice Boulevard on Monday around 4:30 p.m., CBS LA reports.
A lifeguard driving a county-owned truck was responding to an emergency with lights and sirens on, according to City News Service. He did not see the woman and ran her over. The woman's husband was in the water at the time of the collision.
The woman was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries and is in stable condition. The incident is being investigated by risk management officials, and LAPD Officer Sara Faden said she did not know what the emergency the lifeguard was headed to was.
Back in May, a 49-year-old woman was hit by an L.A. County Dept. of Beaches and Harbors SUV when the driver did not see her. She was lying face down when she was hit, and was hospitalized for serious injuries.
Update, 2:30 p.m.: Police say woman was taken to the hospital for fractures as well as lacerations to her internal organs, L.A. Times reports. And while the lifeguard reportedly had the vehicle's lights and sirens on when heading to the emergency, they were not on when he was returning, which is when the woman was hit, KTLA reports. LAFD's Scott Miller said the lifeguard had been responding to a call about swimmers who were getting too close to rocks.