Run over at the beach: Woman, 25, is hit, injured by lifeguard vehicle


A 25-year-old woman was sunbathing on Venice Beach on Monday afternoon when she was run over by an L.A. County lifeguard vehicle.

Lorae Bermudez of Whittier was relaxing near a lifeguard tower when she was hit at about 4:20 p.m., according to authorities. The driver, described as an ocean specialist, apparently didn’t see her.

He immediately stopped the vehicle, called for assistance and administered first aid to Bermudez. She suffered fractures, and lacerations to her internal organs, said L.A. Police Officer Liliana Preciado. Bermudez was taken to a hospital for treatment.


This isn’t the first time this year a sunbather has been run over on a local beach.

In February, a trash truck ran over and injured a man who was lying on a beach in Long Beach.

Then in May, a 49-year-old woman was hospitalized after a Los Angeles County maintenance vehicle ran over her as she sunbathed face down at Venice Beach.

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