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Man run over by trash truck while lying on beach

Long Beach officials Tuesday evening were investigating how a trash truck ran over a man who was lying on a city beach.

The victim was being treated Tuesday at a hospital, city officials said in a statement. His name and age were not released, nor were details on his condition.

The victim was struck about 9 a.m. on the beach between 54th and 55th place by a "crew member conducting routine trash collection operations in a small truck," officials said. "The individual was reportedly lying on the ground."

No additional details were immediately available.

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