VENICE, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A Los Angeles County vehicle struck a 53-year-old man on the sand at Venice Beach on Friday morning, authorities said.
The pedestrian was transported to a hospital in serious condition after the incident, which the Los Angeles Police Department said happened at 8:47 a.m. in the 400 block of Ocean Front Walk.
The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors said the driver, a grounds maintenance worker with the department for more than 15 years, was flagged down by someone on the beach about a maintenance need.
As the driver attempted to turn the vehicle around, he inadvertently ran over a man who was reclining on the beach with a blanket, according to officials.
Los Angeles police spoke with the driver, who was later released. The department of beaches and harbors said it was reviewing the incident.
Man on sand run over by county vehicle at Venice Beach