Woman reading on beach is run over by trash truck

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A Canadian woman lying on a New Jersey beach on Wednesday was run over by a truck picking up trash.

Megan Fabieniak, of Toronto, was hospitalized in stable condition with minor injuries to her arm and leg, said Al Della Fave, a spokesman with the Ocean County prosecutor's office.

The front wheel of the Ford pickup truck struck her at around 8 a.m. while she was reading by herself on the Ship Bottom beach — near a garbage pail the driver was about to empty — and then the vehicle stopped on top of her, Della Fave said. Her husband was near the water at the time, and no one else was around when the accident occurred.

Fabieniak, 38, was pulled out from under the truck and treated at the scene before being transported to a nearby hospital.

The driver was taken to a hospital to submit blood samples for chemical testing and provide a statement, Della Fave said.