The summer holiday is the perfect time to hit the beach, and people often travel significant distances in order to enjoy the beautiful beaches that California has to offer. Most people are aware of the possible dangers of spending time at the beach and keep an eye out for dangerous sea creatures or thieves who might target their personal items. However, few beachgoers -- if any -- expect to see truck accidents so close to the ocean. This was the terrifying reality that one family recently faced.
At the time of the accident, two lifeguards were responding to multiple reports that a swimmer had been caught up in a riptide. The pair were traveling along the beach in a lifeguard truck on the sand. Lifeguards at the beach usually set up cones that outline the path that trucks should take, but investigators are not sure if those cones had already been removed because the beach was closing soon. Either way, the driver of the truck apparently did not see the 4-year-old child who was digging in the sand.