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Golf Cart Crashes in The Villages, FL February, 2013

Posted by Tim Babiarz on February 22, 2013 at 3:33pm

Reprinted with permission from the Property Owners Association of The Villages monthly Bulletin: Golf Cart Crashes in The Villages, FL ¨C February, 2013 Recent reports (ONLY THOSE THAT INVOLVED EJECTION, FALLING OUT OF THE GOLF CART, AND/OR INJU-RIES 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.) Saturday, December 8th, 1:30 p.m. ¨C Ve-hicle 1 (V-1), a 2010 Yamaha golf cart was southbound on Oak Forest Lane approaching the intersection of St. Michael. The driver of V-1 advised law enforcement that another golf cart turned in front of his cart onto St. Michael and caused him to swerve to avoid a crash. There was no contact with the other golf cart which left the scene. V-1 left the roadway onto the curb and grass where an overcorrection caused V-1 to tip over. The driver was partially ejected and transported for injuries sustained. Saturday, December 22nd, afternoon ¨C Report of eye witness ¨C A golf cart came flying around the back of the Polo Ridge postal station and decided to make a u-turn to go back against traffic. As the cart completed the turn, a passenger whom I would say was 12-15 years old, was flung out of the golf cart with arms and legs akimbo and landed face down on the pavement in the postal parking lot. The driver appeared to be a young man either in his late teens or in his twenties. The result of the passenger's falling, other than he was conscious, is unknown. Saturday, December 22nd, 7:20 p.m. ¨C Vehicle 2 (V-2), a 2008 Yamaha golf cart and Vehicle 3 (V-3), a 2010 Yamaha golf cart were both westbound on Odell Circle in the area of Mt. Croghan Trail. Vehicle 1 (V-1), a 2003 Cadillac, had just come through the gate at Odell Circle and Morse Boulevard heading east on Odell Circle. V-1 crossed over the center line into the west bound lane and hit V-1 and V-2 on the driver side of both carts. The driver of V-2 was ejected from the cart due to the crash. Both of the drivers of the golf carts were transported to The Villages Emergency Room by Rural Metro for further medical attention. Each golf cart had one passenger, neither of which required transport from the scene. The driver of V-1 was arrested for DUI at the scene and cited for operating a motor vehicle in a care-less or negligent manner. Monday, December 31st ¨C 9:20 p.m. ¨C Vehicle 1 (V-1), a 2006 Yamaha golf cart, driven by a 12 year old, was being headed southbound on Jericho Way. His father was a passenger. They circled the island in the cul-de-sac counter¨Cclockwise. The driver accelerated and the passenger leaned out of the cart on purpose, which combined with the speed, caused V-1 to roll to the right and collide with Vehicle 2 (V-2), a 2006 Volvo which was parked. The windshield of V-1 struck the rear bumper of V-2. When law enforcement arrived the golf cart had been returned to an upright position and the wind-shield of V-1 was in multiple pieces and the steering wheel was snapped off. Both driver and passenger denied any injuries. The pas-senger (father) was cited for Permitting an Unauthorized Person to Drive. Thursday, January 4th ¨C 3:20 p.m. ¨C The crash occurred at the intersection of Killing-ton Loop and Pinellas Place. Two carts crashed causing one to turn over and throw the driver from the vehicle. The driver was transported to the Villages Hospital. The other golf cart driver declined medical treat-ment.(Reported in Daily Sun) ¡õ

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