Garbage truck runs over woman reading book and sunbathing on beach


Woman at beach (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) Police launched an investigation after a tourist from Toronto, Canada, was seriously injured while reading a book on a beach, according to police in New Jersey.

On Wednesday around 8:00 a.m., the Ship Bottom Police Department responded to the area of the 3rd Avenue Beach, on a report that a woman had been struck by a garbage truck.

Ship Bottom Police arrived at the scene and observed Megan Fabieniak, 38, with injuries to her arm and leg.

The responding officers learned that a Ship Bottom Public Works Ford F Series truck operated by Brian Archer, 42, was making morning trash pickups on the beach and struck Fabieniak, who was laying in the sand.

Fabieniak was transported to the Atlantic City Medical Center, where she is listed in stable condition.

According to the police investigation, Fabieniak was reading a book on the beach when she was struck by the front wheel of the vehicle.

The truck then stopped on top of Fabieniak. She was removed from under the vehicle and treated on scene.

The driver of the vehicle was transported to the Southern Ocean County Hospital, where he consented to submit blood samples for chemical testing.