Charlotte NC teacher run over by Fla lifeguard truck www.privateofficer.com
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -April 16 2012 - A Charlotte teacher says she was run over by a lifeguard truck while sunbathing on the beach Tuesday.
Rinda Mizelle is back in Charlotte recovering from her injuries, including cuts and burns.
The driver of the lifeguard truck was reportedly talking to someone when she hopped in the truck and drove directly over Mizelle.
“You’re thinking, this is how I’m going to die,” said Mizelle. “I started screaming and then everything goes dark because the SUV was blocking the sun.”
Two lifeguards were able to pull Mizelle out from under the SUV by digging trenches in the sand.
Mizelle described the experience as terrifying and said there are tire marks on her shirt.
Her lawyer said several women have had similar experiences in the last two years on Florida beaches.
The driver of the vehicle is on administrative leave.