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Beach-goer hospitalized after being run over, pinned under truck

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A Myrtle Beach man was taken to the hospital Friday after a truck transporting rental chairs and umbrellas ran him over and pinned him between the vehicle's bottom and the sand.

Myrtle Beach first responders were called to the scene near Eighth Avenue North around 1:30 p.m., according to MBPD Lt. Doug Furlong.

According to the police report, a Huggins Beach Service truck ran over the sunbather on the beach Friday afternoon. The report states that the driver started to turn around to go south and stopped to look at the water. When he started again he heard a noise under the truck and discovered he had run over the man.

A witness said the truck had been driving along the beach in circles making sure everyone had paid for the equipment when the driver ran over the 35-year-old man.

The witness, who was from Whitmire, SC, said the victim was still under the truck when she ran to the scene and asked others to help lift it off him, but emergency responders urged the crowd not to do so and ordered air bags to help lift the vehicle.

The man suffered significant burns to his chest and midsection, according to the witness, as well as marks and cuts on his face. She said the man was talking with her and raising his arm while drifting in and out of consciousness.

Emergency crews transported the man to a nearby hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.

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