Skip to comments.Woman Run Over By Fort Lauderdale Ocean Rescue Truck
Posted on 04/14/2012 6:09:50 PM PDT by nickcarraway
She was transported to Broward General Medical Center with minor injuries.
A Charlotte, N.C. woman visiting a Fort Lauderdale beach was injured when a Ocean Rescue truck ran her over, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.
"All I can tell you is that suddenly I was a human speed bump," Rinda Mizelle was quoted as saying. "There were tires moving over my body. I could have easily died."
Mizelle was sunbathing at 800 Seabreeze Blvd. Tuesday with a pair of shorts covering her face when she said she felt the weight of the truck. She was pulled out by lifeguards and transported to Broward General Medical Center with minor injuries, according to a report.
Mizelle told the newspaper that her injuries were more severe than what the city described.
"The left side of my body got it the worst," Mizelle was quoted as saying. "My right arm had to be stitched. We change my bandages twice a day."
The name of the female lifeguard responsible for the incident was not released, but the woman was put on administrative leave, the newspaper said.
"The state has given sunbathers the right of way over all traffic," her lawyer John Phillips was quoted as saying. "Several women have been run over on Florida beaches in the last 24 months, and it is beyond outrageous."
Phillips has also filed a lawsuit for another woman who was run over in Volusia County.
"We're from the government and we're here to help!"
close call but with soft sand under you I’d question how badly she was injured.
I’ll volunteer to keep an eye on the women sunbathers, for their safety.
It's been happening for decades. Driving vehicles in areas where people are flat on the ground isn't a good idea.
“Mizelle was sunbathing at 800 Seabreeze Blvd.”
Was she sunbathing in the middle of the fricking street or what?
I had my leg run over by a tractor once while picking rocks. I got up and went back to work.
Hey, you gotta go where the sun is.
It was a lifeguard truck driving on the beach.
Fwiw, there's this case from Virginia Beach, VA .
Virginia Beach police have confirmed that this photograph shows Michael Knockett the morning of June 28, 2010, mere minutes before being run over and killed by a city garbage truck. (Courtesy of Joan Veronie)
“Make way! Make way! I’ve got a snail darter to rescue!!!”
Was the driver on a cellphone at the time?
You let the tractor knock you down?
So, how many would be acceptable?
That’s nothing! My sister was once bitten by a moose once! And she wasn’t sunbathing at the time.
No wonder, with the shorts on her face instead of her butt, the driver became distracted!
Why did you have your leg run over by a tractor?
Don't mind me--I'm just commenting on the goofy ambiguities of the English language.
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