Lifeguard Truck Runs Over Young Girl on California Beach

CORONADO, Calif.—Authorities say a lifeguard truck has run over a young girl on a beach near San Diego.

She’s believed to be about 4. A family friend told 10News the child is stable although the extent of her injuries is unknown.

City Fire Chief Jim Lydon told the San Diego Union-Tribune that lifeguards were patrolling in a pickup truck that maneuvered around a berm near an area known as Dog Beach.

Lydon said the truck came around the back of the berm and hit the girl, who was crouched in the sand and lifeguards hadn’t seen. He says both tires on the driver’s side went over the child.

Lydon said witnesses reported that the child was crouched down and the lifeguard did not see her.

Lifeguards and then paramedics provided aid until the girl was taken to the hospital.

The chief called the accident unfortunate and said the department will look at their procedures and take steps to avoid future accidents.

The CNN Wire contributed to this report.