Myrtle Beach’s beach advisory committee is proposing new rules for beach service trucks after a recent accident on the beach. City Council will have to approve new rules made by Myrtle Beach’s beach advisory committee for service trucks riding along the beach. In May, a 34-year-old sunbather, while lying in the sand, was run over by a service truck.
The proposed rules would require beach service workers, or lifeguards, check the area around their trucks before driving on the beach. Also, drivers would not be allowed to use cell phones while driving and would have to have emergency flashers on while operating the vehicle.
The sunbather remains in serious condition from the accident. He is still in a Myrtle Beach hospital.