Florida deputy runs over beachgoer lying on sand

Woman, 23, hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries

ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. – A sheriff deputy ran over a beachgoer who was lying on the sand in a Florida beach as he was trying to drive away to check on a 911 hangup call.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says the call came as Deputy Todd Brien was on patrol at St. Pete Beach on Wednesday.

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Brien got into his Chevrolet Tahoe sheriff’s 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.

She was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. The sheriff’s office continues to investigate.