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Man run over by Long Beach city trash truck in critical condition

Man run over by Long Beach city trash truck in critical condition
The stretch of beach, shown in blue, where a man was struck by a Long Beach trash truck Tuesday. (Google Maps)

A man who was run over by a Long Beach trash truck while lying on the beach Tuesday remains in critical but stable condition, city officials said.

The man, who has not been identified, was struck about 9 a.m. on the beach between 54th and 55th places by a "crew member conducting routine trash collection operations in a small truck," officials said. "The individual was reportedly lying on the ground."

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The investigation is ongoing and no other details were immediately available, said Deputy City Manager Tom Modica.

[Updated 1 p.m. PST Feb. 5: The city employee has been removed from any duty that involves driving a vehicle until the investigation is complete, city officials said.]

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