Pedestrian accident at the Oceanfront

Thursday, September 07, 2017

​On Thursday, September 7, 2017 at approximately 10:48 a.m. Officers responded to the 2400 block of the Oceanfront on the beach for a report of individual who had been struck by a vehicle. Officers arrived on scene to find life​guards rendering assistance to the victim. Preliminary investigations have determined that a civilian 4-door pickup truck had struck an adult female who was sitting in a beach chair in the sand. The woman was transported to a local hospital with what is being reported as significant injuries. 

Investigators have determined that the operator of the truck, a contractor that works with several different event organizers, was near the seawall picking up equipment from a recent weekend event.  When he attempted to turn around is when the truck collided with the victim. 

As this case involves serious injuries and a vehicle is involved, it is being investigated by members of the department's Fatal Crash Team. 

Additional information will be provided once they become available. 


MPO Tonya Pierce

Police Public Affairs Officer