Deputy runs over beachgoer lying on sand in St. Pete Beach

Posted at 10:49 AM, May 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-05 14:21:21-04

ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a sheriff's deputy ran over a woman who was lying on the sand on a Florida beach as he was driving to check on a 911 hangup call.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office says the 58-year-old deputy Todd Brien was on beach patrol at St. Pete Beach Wednesday when the call came in.

Brien got into his sheriff's Chevrolet Tahoe vehicle and ran over a 23-year-old woman who was lying on her back, driving over her right side and mid to upper back area.

The young woman was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.