Vehicle Nearly Rolls Over On Beach

Vehicle Nearly Rolls Over On Beach
Members of the Ocean City Fire Department secure a vehicle that nearly rolled off a parking lot onto the beach. Photo by Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City first-responders had their hands full on Tuesday when a vehicle left a beach-front parking area on 82nd Street and got suspended half on and half off the beach with two occupants inside.

On Tuesday, the Ocean City Fire Department responded to a reported motor vehicle accident involving a vehicle on the beach. Shortly after firefighters and paramedics were alerted, the call was upgraded to a motor vehicle collision with reported entrapment.

First-responders arrived on the scene and found the front end of the vehicle suspended over the beach with the rear of the vehicle still in an elevated parking area. The vehicle was very unstable with two occupants still inside and a large crowd gathering on the beach and surrounding area.

Firefighters and paramedics were able to brace the vehicle to keep it from rolling over and safely extracted the two occupants. Crews were able to secure the vehicle and create a safe space until the towing company arrived. The two occupants removed from the vehicle refused medical treatment. The investigation is still ongoing.

About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.