Driver ticketed after running over beach-goer

Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The man who police say drover over a sunbather Friday afternoon was ticketed for careless driving and fined $262, according to authorities.

Myrtle Beach Police Lt. Doug Furlong said Craig Risbourg, 60, of Myrtle Beach, was driving a truck owned by Huggins Beach Service when the accident occurred near Eighth Avenue North around 1:30 p.m.

Myrtle Beach first responders were dispatched to the scene where they found Erik Randall Rabon, 34, also of Myrtle Beach, pinned between the bottom of a truck transporting rental chairs and the sand.

According to a police report, the truck ran over Rabon after the driver started to turn around to drive 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.

According to the report, Risbourg told officers he "just didn't see him over the hood line."

A witness said the truck had been driving along the beach in circles making sure everyone had paid for the equipment.

Rabon was transported to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. 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 close to the situation told 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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