LONG BEACH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Two individuals have been mendacity on the sand once they have been hit by a seashore patrol car on Lengthy Island.
Lifeguards and emergency medical technicians encompass a person and a lady mendacity within the sand Sunday night, awake and alert however clearly in ache after being struck by a seashore patrol car driving up and down Lengthy Seashore.
In a social media video, two witnesses clarify what they noticed.
“Someody simply acquired run over,” one individuals stated.
“The seashore patrol, Lengthy Island seashore patrol, ran over two individuals mendacity within the sand,” stated the opposite.
Police radio transmissions from Broadcastify.com name for 2 ambulances to satisfy the victims being carried off the sand on gurneys behind decide up vans.
“We’ve acquired individual run over. On the again. That’s two victims. Gonna want a second bus. Each are acutely aware, alert and respiration,” an emergency responder says.
Police say the accident occurred at Edwards Boulevard and the seashore simply after 7:30 p.m at a time when officers are making their rounds monitoring the waters.
Lifeguards are off obligation at 6 p.m. and the seashore patrol unit driving the car might have been calling for individuals on the jetty to get down and are available onto shore once they made contact with the couple mendacity within the sand, CBS2’s Magdalena Doris reported.
One other witness explains the officer had no concept he hit two unsuspecting beachgoers.
“He stood on prime of them for a minute, then realized,” the witness stated. “He was getting out, till somebody informed him he ran over someone.”
Police say the victims have been shaken however in secure situation and have been transported to South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside.
The officer concerned within the crash was additionally taken to the hospital for remark.
An investigation is ongoing.