Erin Michelle Joynt, Kansas Sunbather, Run Over On Florida Beach While Sunbathing

Posted Aug 1st 2011 06:00 PM

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Erin Michelle Joynt was calmly sitting on the beach in Daytona Beach, Florida Sunday when a Beach Patrol pickup ran her over.

The 33-year old Wichita woman was sunbathing on her stomach when the patrol vehicle made contact with her around 10am, The Wichita Eagle reports.

21-year old Thomas Moderie, a part time seasonal lifeguard in the area, had been flagged down by a beachgoer complaining of broken glass on the shore and was driving to deal with the complaint when he ran over Joynt, the Associated Press reports.

Moderie told local authorities that he "just didn't see the woman." As a result of the incident, he will undergo standard drug testing.

Joynt is, amazingly, recovering at an unnamed Daytona Beach hospital.


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Piper

How about the person complaining about broken glass-- pick it up and keep it moving sweetheart!

August 03 2011 at 9:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Irwan Ib

what! even sunbathing at the beach are not safe now..poor women..dumb driver!

August 01 2011 at 10:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Hugh Sansom

Luckily for the victim, the pickup probably had its tires at reduced pressure, and the sand probavly had some give.

August 01 2011 at 6:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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