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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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Grand Isle sunbather struck by police truck on beach

Grand Isle sunbather struck by police truck on beach

GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) — A woman sunbathing on a beach in Grand Isle has been hospitalized after authorities say she was run over by a police officer in a marked patrol truck.

Multiple media outlets report that two women were sunbathing on the beach on Thursday afternoon when a Grand Isle officer was patrolling the area.

Louisiana State Police spokesman Nick Manale says as the truck approached, one of the women was able to jump out of the way, but the other woman was struck, sustaining moderate injuries.

The 23-year-old unidentified woman was airlifted to a hospital. Grand Isle Police Chief Euris DuBois says she's in stable condition.

The officer hasn't been identified. No charges have been filed at this time.

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