Injured Driver Kicks EMT After Crash on Beach: Police - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Injured Driver Kicks EMT After Crash on Beach: Police



    Driver Accused of Assault After Beach Crash

    A driver was taken into custody after he allegedly assaulted an EMT following a crash on the beach. (Published Tuesday, March 4, 2014)

    A man who was injured after his vehicle flipped over on a beach in Atlantic City allegedly assaulted the Emergency Medical Technician(EMT) who was trying to help him.

    Police say the man was driving his SUV on the beach at Bartram Avenue around 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday. As he was driving on the sand, the man lost control and the SUV overturned. Two young children were inside the vehicle at the time.

    When police arrived at the scene, they say the driver was out of the vehicle while the two children were still inside.

    "The driver was out of the car," said Atlantic City Police Sergeant Monica McMenamin. "Momentarily he entered the water and the officers took him into custody."

    Police were able to rescue the two children. None of the victims suffered serious injuries.

    While he was being loaded onto a stretcher, the driver allegedly kicked an EMT in the face. Police say the man will be charged with assault and several motor vehicle offenses. They have not yet revealed his identity.

    Stay with for more details on this developing story.

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