MB man in fair condition after truck accident on beach

Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A Myrtle Beach man remains in intensive care at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center after he was run over by a truck while sunbathing on the beach Friday afternoon.

Myrtle Beach first responders were dispatched to the scene near Eighth Avenue North around 1:30 p.m., according to Lt. Doug Furlong of the Myrtle Beach Police Department. Upon arrival, dispatchers found a man pinned between the bottom of a truck transporting rental chairs and the sand.

According to a police report, a Huggins Beach Service truck ran over the sunbather after the driver started to turn around to drive south and stopped to look at the driver. When he started gain, 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.

The man was transported to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, and was identified as Eric Rabon, 35, of Myrtle Beach.

Joan Carroza, spokeswoman for Grand Strand Regional, said Rabon is listed in fair condition but remains under supervision in the hospital's intensive care unit.

A source tells WMBF News Rabon is paralyzed from the shoulders down, but hospital officials have not commented on the extent of his injuries.

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