SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - A 38-year-old Canadian woman was injured Wednesday after being struck by a public works truck, according to the Ship Bottom Police Department. The woman was laying on the beach in Ship Bottom.
A Ship Bottom police spokesperson reported that Brian Archer, 42, was picking up trash along the beach in a Ship Bottom Public Works Ford F Series truck. The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office reported that the incident took place at the 3rd Avenue beach at 7:54 a.m. Megan Fabieniak of Toronto was lying in the sand and was struck by the front wheel of the vehicle. The truck then stopped on top of the woman.
Fabieniak was removed from underneath the truck by rescue workers and she received medical attention at the scene. Fabieniak was then taken to Atlantic City Medical Center with minor injuries to her arm and leg according to police. She was listed in stable condition as of Wednesday afternoon.
The driver of the vehicle was transported to Southern Ocean County Hospital, where police say he agreed to provide blood samples for chemical testing as well as a recorded statement of the incident. Sgt. MIchael Nash is the investigating officer for the Ship Bottom Police Department. Charges have not been announced against Archer until investigation is complete. .