A Florida deputy assigned to a beach ran over a woman who was sunbathing on Wednesday afternoon.
Deputy Todd Brien was speaking to several pedestrians on the St. Pete Beach when he was dispatched to a call at another location, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. When he made a right turn from his parked position, his vehicle struck Robin Diffenderfer, 23, while she was lying on her back, the sheriff's office said.
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The front, driver-side tire of Brien's vehicle, a 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe, drove over Diffenderfer’s right side and mid- to upper-back, the press release said. She was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to officials.
Brien was not injured, and there is an investigation into the accident, the statement added.
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The sheriff's office did not respond to the Washington Examiner's request for comment.