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LARGO, FL - OCTOBER 25: A Pinellas County Sheriff Deputy is parked outside of the County Supervisor of Elections Office on October 25, 2020 in St Petersburg, Florida. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office stated they would station deputies outside five polling locations after armed security guards were seen at a polling site last week. (Photo by Octavio Jones/Getty Images)

A Florida sheriff is refusing to comment after one of his deputies ran over a woman who was sunbathing on a beach.

TheĀ  incident, which involved a Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputy, occurred Wednesday when the 23-year-old victim was sunbathing on her back on Saint Pete Beach, according to a sheriff’s report. That’s when the 58-year-old deputy, who had parked in the sand near the woman, received a call, a witness says. He climbed into his SUV, turned and drove right over the woman, according to reports. She was taken to a local hospital with injuries to her right side and back, authorities say.

So far, there’s been no official comment on the matter from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. A spokesman says that won’t happen until an investigation by its Major Accident Investigation Team has been completed.

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