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Police Patrolling Oxnard Beach Run Over, Kill Sunbather
LA Times ^ | 6/12/06 | AP

Posted on 06/12/2006 10:52:34 PM PDT by BurbankKarl

Two police officers patrolling the beach in an SUV ran over and killed a sunbather Monday, authorities said.

The officers in the patrol vehicle did not immediately realize they ran over the woman and continued driving, police Cmdr. Tom Chronister said in a statement.

A witness called the Oxnard Fire Department to report the woman was bleeding on the beach just south of the Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Resort. The woman appeared to be in her 30's and carried no identification, said Ventura County senior deputy medical examiner Mike Feiler.

The officers, who were not immediately identified, had stopped on a small berm of sand to observe a swimmer whom they thought was in distress. When they saw the swimmer was fine, they drove over the berm and apparently struck the woman, who was lying about a foot from the berm's downward slope, authorities said.

The tires ran over her head, Feiler said.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: US: California
KEYWORDS: hatewhenthathappens

1 posted on 06/12/2006 10:52:39 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: BurbankKarl

Just damn.


2 posted on 06/12/2006 10:54:38 PM PDT by Luke Skyfreeper
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To: BurbankKarl

Dang! You just don't expect to get run over while sunbathing. Maybe the police need a smaller vehicle.


3 posted on 06/12/2006 11:04:08 PM PDT by KittyKares
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To: KittyKares

Maybe the police need to know what's in front of them before they drive over it.


4 posted on 06/12/2006 11:05:56 PM PDT by DB ()
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To: BurbankKarl

Let me be the first: Lucinda by Randy Newman

We met one summer evening
As the sun was going down
She was lying on the beach
In her graduation gown
She was wrapped up in a blanket
(I could tell she knew her way around)
And as I lay down beside her
You know she never made a sound
On down the beach came the beach-cleaning man
Scoopin' up the papers and flattening down the sand
"Lucinda, Lucinda, Lucinda - we've got to run away
That big white truck is closin' in
And we'll get wounded if we stay"
Now Lucinda lies buried 'neath the California sand
Put under by the beach-cleaning man
Lucinda, Lucinda, Lucinda - why'd you have to go?
They sent her to high school
They sent her to low school
She just wouldn't go further


5 posted on 06/12/2006 11:06:29 PM PDT by John Valentine
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To: KittyKares

I'll add that if you or I did that we'd be charged with manslaughter.


6 posted on 06/12/2006 11:06:53 PM PDT by DB ()
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To: BurbankKarl

D'OH!
Way to be, Homer.


8 posted on 06/12/2006 11:07:19 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: BurbankKarl

CDC reports one fewer skin cancer death.


9 posted on 06/12/2006 11:15:20 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: GnuHere

I wonder if they cited her for Click It or Ticket


10 posted on 06/12/2006 11:18:22 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: BurbankKarl

but the important question, was she beaten before she died?


11 posted on 06/12/2006 11:25:22 PM PDT by tina07 (In Memory of my Father - WWII Army Air Force Veteran)
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To: BurbankKarl

Barney Fife alert!


12 posted on 06/12/2006 11:27:10 PM PDT by BnBlFlag
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To: BurbankKarl
From another article:

Two officers were driving a Chevy Tahoe, an Oxnard Police Department vehicle, when they ran over the woman about 2 p.m., police Cmdr. Tom Chronister said. The woman was not immediately identified.

The officers weren't immediately aware they had hit someone, Chronister said. A witness called 911 to report that the vehicle had run over a sunbather and didn't stop. The witness also tried to flag down the police.

Chronister said the vehicle had gone over a quick drop in the sand before hitting the woman, and the officers didn't see the sunbather or the witness trying to flag them down.

http://venturacountystar.com/vcs/news/article/0,1375,VCS_121_4769521,00.html

Odd that they couldn't see the witness trying to flag them down either. They didn't seem to see much of anything.

13 posted on 06/12/2006 11:29:56 PM PDT by KittyKares
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To: BnBlFlag

I bet that cocoa butter plays hell with the axle


14 posted on 06/12/2006 11:30:36 PM PDT by Mongeaux (''I would sooner be governed by the first 2,000 names in the Boston phone directory," W.F. Buckley)
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To: BurbankKarl

There's plenty of distractions at the beach, but I would hope that public officials entrusted with our safety would be paying better attention than this. Very sad. Prayers for those who love her.


15 posted on 06/12/2006 11:32:25 PM PDT by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: BurbankKarl

A good reason to plant an umbrella nearby.


16 posted on 06/12/2006 11:45:01 PM PDT by skr (We cannot play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent.-- Ronald Reagan)
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To: BurbankKarl

Is there an exemption in the law banning vehicles from the beach for police vehicles? If not, there there is no reason for them even to be out there in something larger than a golf cart.


17 posted on 06/12/2006 11:54:16 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: BurbankKarl

Wow. I live a couple blocks south of this.


18 posted on 06/13/2006 12:07:08 AM PDT by KayEyeDoubleDee (const Tag &referenceToConstTag)
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To: BurbankKarl

Whooooah. Something like this happened on Florida's Miami Beach a couple? years ago, and maimed a Briton.


19 posted on 06/13/2006 12:10:26 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
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To: FreedomCalls

Large ATVs - golf carts would get stuck.


20 posted on 06/13/2006 12:10:43 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: BurbankKarl
Now that's something you never saw on Baywatch.

Distracted, they say? Um, yeah, right...

21 posted on 06/13/2006 12:11:51 AM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

22 posted on 06/13/2006 12:21:03 AM PDT by BJungNan
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

23 posted on 06/13/2006 12:21:53 AM PDT by BJungNan
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To: BurbankKarl

The SUV must have done it, our police are infallible.


24 posted on 06/13/2006 12:23:27 AM PDT by Richard-SIA ("The natural progress of things is for government to gain ground and for liberty to yield" JEFFERSON)
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To: BurbankKarl

Sad to hear, what a horrible accident.


25 posted on 06/13/2006 12:23:33 AM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: BurbankKarl

Heard this on the radio this morning. Apparently they know who she was. She was from Iowa and was in LA for her son's wedding.


26 posted on 06/13/2006 6:55:54 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: BurbankKarl
To Protect and Serve...

My Aunt Fannie...
27 posted on 06/13/2006 6:56:55 AM PDT by LIConFem (It is by will alone I set my mind in motion...)
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To: BurbankKarl
I remember in the fifties I used to go to Santa Monica Beach a lot and there was this maintenance guy who used to drive a motorized rake to clean up the beaches.. We noticed he came close to hitting sun bathers several times. A few years later there was an article in the papers about a guy injuring a woman at the SM beach in this type of rig. I assumed it was the same guy we had seen earlier.
28 posted on 06/13/2006 11:27:02 AM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: John Valentine
Lola told Frankie time we put it to the test
After Frankie told Lola she was still the best
They fell asleep in the sand underneath the Florida moon, in June

Lola counted rainbows, Frankie counted sheep
'Til they almost got run over by the lifeguard's Jeep...

29 posted on 06/13/2006 11:37:08 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Free Travis!)
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