Coronado lifeguard truck runs over young girl on beach

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A young girl was rushed to a hospital Monday evening after a lifeguard truck ran her over on Coronado Beach, an official said. (Credit: Kirsten Valdez)

CORONADO, Calif. — A young girl was rushed to a hospital Monday evening after a lifeguard truck ran her over on Coronado Beach, an official said.

Around 6:15 p.m., two lifeguards were patrolling the north end of the beach, near Dog Beach, when the front and back tires on the vehicle’s driver’s side ran over the girl, according to Coronado Fire Department Chief Jim Lydon. A witness said the child, believed to be around 4 years old, was crouched down when the truck hit her, Lydon said.

Lydon said lifeguards stopped and rendered aid before medics took the girl to Rady Children’s Hospital, where the child was in “good condition,” according to a hospital spokesman.

The child’s mother and father were at the scene.

The Coronado Police Department will investigate the incident.

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