A man driving his two toddler children flipped his sport utility vehicle on the beach this afternoon — then allegedly assaulted a first-responder.

Atlantic City police were called to the area of Kingston Avenue by Ventnor police, and found the SUV on its roof, Sgt. Monica McMenamin said.

The driver, a 30-year-old Ventnor male, tried to run into the ocean, and kicked an emergency medical services worker in the face, according to the report.

Criminal and motor vehicle charges are pending, McMenamin said. She is waiting to release the man’s name until he has been officially charged.

Three people were inside, the driver and two minors, believed to be his children. The mother has been notified.

McMenamin did not yet have details on the case.

All three were taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center for evaluation, but did not appear injured, she said.

The airbags did deploy and there were two car seats, McMenamin said.

“Thank God the kids were in their car seats,” said Tom Foley, head of the city’s Office of Emergency Management, who was on the scene.

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