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City truck hits man lying in park

August 25, 2009|Tami Abdollah

A 32-year-old man was hospitalized Monday after he was struck by the driver of an Anaheim Parks and Recreation pickup truck while napping under a tree in Modjeska Park.

The incident occurred about 11:45 a.m. A maintenance worker was driving the pickup and cut across the grass toward a trash can when he "felt something," said Anaheim spokeswoman Ruth Ruiz.

"He stopped his car and had hit a gentleman who was napping in the shade under one of the trees," she said.

Ruiz said city investigators were trying to determine whether there was a "visual obstruction" that could have contributed to the accident.

The man, an Anaheim resident, was alert and talking to a police officer while being taken to a hospital. Ruiz said he did not appear to be seriously injured.

-- Tami Abdollah

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