A Second Person in One Month is Run Over on Beach
FLORIDA – According to an online news report at fbnewsleader.com, two victims in the same month were run over by vehicles on the beach.*
An Akron, Ohio woman was run over by a Jeep Cherokee as she sunbathed on Fernandina Beach close to Seaside Park. The driver, according to witnesses, “immediately fled the scene, even after being told by a witness that he had run over the victim,” per a news release from the local police chief. The chief notes that there were at least three eyewitnesses who gave vital information to the police, leading to the driver’s capture.
The woman who was run over was sunbathing on a popular stretch of the beach located in an easterly direction where the “sand drops off toward the ocean,” per the police chief. The accident occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m. where the perpetrator drove his Jeep Cherokee due east towards the ocean and “bounded off the raised sand to the sand below,” which caused him to strike the woman and run her over as she was laying on the beach. The driver then increased his speed and went in a westbound direction toward the entrance of the beach’s parking area.
The woman sustained three rib fractures and a clot in her chest, per the police report. She was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
A second person at Peters Point Beachfront Park in April was also run over, according to the Nassau County Sheriff’s office. The woman, aged thirty eight from Marys, Georgia, was about three hundred feet easterly of the driveway entrance to the beach close to the shoreline. At around 4:26 p.m., a Jeep traveling in a southerly direction on the beach close to the shoreline where the vehicle’s front tire ran over the woman’s legs.
The Jeep driver fled the scene of the accident and headed toward State Road 200/A1A, which is South Fletcher Avenue. The woman was taken to an area hospital where she was treated for injuries to her legs.
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