Police officer runs over woman who was sunbathing at beachBy Mason White 9:41 AM April 12, 2016
By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A woman was hospitalized and needed surgery after being run over by a police officer.
Police officer Norris Esponge Jr. of Louisiana, was driving a police pickup truck on a beach when he ran over the woman who was sunbathing on a beach on Thursday afternoon.
The woman and her cooler were dragged a few feet before her friend screamed for the officer to stop driving.
24-year-old Lindsey Gordon suffered a shattered pelvis and internal bleeding. She underwent multiple surgeries.
Grand Isle Police said that the initial investigation shows that the officer was not under the influence while driving.
He allegedly drove around her one time, and he did not see anyone on the beach. However, when he came around the second time, the officer did not notice the woman and he drove over her.
“I just can’t see how he could not see them laying there,” Gordon’s mother Suzanne Baggett said.
The Grand Isle Police is investigating the incident involving one of their own, but the Gordon family is now demanding that the case should be turned over to the Louisiana State Police.