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Golf Cart Crashes in The Villages, FL - December, 2012

Posted by Tim Babiarz on December 26, 2012 at 2:28pm

Reprinted with permission from the Property Owners Association of The Villages monthly Bulletin:

Recent reports, (ONLY THOSE THAT INVOLVED EJECTION, FALLING OUT OF THE GOLF CART, AND/OR INJURIES are provided) that we have received from Village residents, Public Safety, and area law enforcement.  (Note:  we cannot guarantee that the information we receive is completely accurate about all the details:


Wednesday,October 24th, 9:20 AM

A golf cart was southbound on the trail parallel to Morse Boulevard.  The 73 year old male driver stated he was approaching a curve on the golf cart (path)  which would take him east on the golf cart path paralled to Colony Boulevard.  The driver stated he lost control of the golf cart and collided with a white PVC barrier anchored by concrete on the bottom.  The golf cart knocked the PVC pole barrier down and finally stopped in the bushes.  According to a witness's report to the POA, upon contact with the PVC barrier the driver was thrown from the cart.  The driver was treated at the scene for a laceration on his leg by Villages Fire and Rescue and refused transportation for further evaluation.

Tuesday, October 29th, 11 AM

A golf cart was traveling on the golf cart trail parallel to Buena Vista just south of El Camino Real.  The driver advised the Officer taking the report that he had fallen asleep and ran off the golf cart path.  A witness stated he found the golf cart over turned in the bushes by the fence and the driver on the ground.  The driver of the cart was transported to The Villages Hospital.

Friday, November 2nd - Morning

A crash occured between a sports utility vehicle and a golf cart at the Del Mar and Rio Grande intersection when the driver of the SUV failed to yield the right-of-way to the golf cart driver.  The driver of the golf cart was transported to The Villages Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Friday, November 2nd, at 11 AM

A golf cart ran off the golf cart path into some bushes and hit a tree on the cart path that runs parallel to the northbound lane on Morse, approximately 850 feet south of Odell Circle.  A witness stated that the golf cart drove over the bushes and shrubs for approximately 50 feet, until it hit a tree causing the golf cart to come to a stop.  The driver was awake but combative with EMS personnel on the scene.  EMS personnel on scene believe he had a seizure causing him to crash his golf cart.  he was transported to The Villages Hospital for further treatment.

Monday, November 12th

A golf cart, being operated by an 84 year old female, was traveling south in the golf cart lane on Bichara Boulevard approaching La Plaza Grande.  A vehicle also traveling south on Bichara was passing the golf cart when the golf cart operator attempted to make a left hand turn and struck the vehicle on the right rear.  The operator of the golf cart was ejected onto Bichara Boulevard, striking her head on the pavement and her golf cart continued in a westerly direction and stopped after it jumped the curb.  She was transported to The Villages HOspital.  The other fdriver left without stopping.

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