Chief of Hollywood Fire Rescue's Beach Safety Division, Vincent Canosa, was flagged down after he rolled over Timoth Clingman with a patrol pick up truck Tuesday afternoon, according to WSVN.
Police and lifeguards flooded the scene to assist.
Clingman, 36, was taken to the hospital with cuts and burns from being under the truck's exhaust pipe.
A witness said he saw blood coming from Clingman's eyes, face, arm and body.
As of Wednesday morning, Clingman is listed in good condition.
Investigators say Chief Canosa did a visual check of surrounding areas while on patrol but failed to get out of the vehicle. They said Canosa did not see Clingman who was lying parallel to an upcoming dune.
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Megan Renee MoseWednesday, December 19, 2012 11:15:44 AMpoor firefighter that did that to the man, and poor man too. glad he is okay.
William LublowWednesday, December 19, 2012 11:18:04 AMyou wasn't in Hollywood Beach captain William Montrie.
Megan Renee MoseWednesday, December 19, 2012 11:19:12 AMwhat does this go to do with this accident?
Steven JacksonWednesday, December 19, 2012 12:41:53 PMWell, THAT'LL certainly put a damper on your day....
Jesus GuzmanWednesday, December 19, 2012 1:01:11 PMShould have called in sick day.
Christina HawleyWednesday, December 19, 2012 3:38:14 PMUm didn't this same thing happen here recently somewhere else?
Kurtis CookWednesday, December 19, 2012 4:33:15 PMHow the hell do you not see what's in front of you unless the scenery on the beach was distracting.
John MaynardWednesday, December 19, 2012 6:45:15 PMI hope that all you commenters via text are not driving while you are texting! :) (Seriously, though.)
David ShraderWednesday, December 19, 2012 7:12:55 PMIt was in Virginia Beach. Homeless guy on the beach, sleeping, hard to see.