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Golf Carts: When Recreation Can Turn Deadly

Recently in Monticello, Minn. a man who was driving his motorcycle struck another vehicle in motion. The other vehicle was a golf cart and, sadly, the crash was fatal. If this were all of information we had, we may be inclined to assume that this was the motorcyclist’s fault. Interestingly, this was not determined to be the case.

In fact, it was the motorcycle driver who died in the accident. Reports claim that the golf cart driver inattentively or carelessly veered into the path of the oncoming motorcycle, causing the tragic accident. The golf cart driver now faces a single misdemeanor charge of careless driving.

Careless driving charges like this can carry a maximum sentence of 90 days and a $1,000 fine, however, as was the case of the golf cart driver, previous arrests are taken into consideration for more stringent judgments.

How Common Are Golf Cart Crashes?

According to GolfCartSafety.com, there were at least twelve fatalities involving golf carts in the last six years. This pertains to just The Villages in Florida alone. If you were to look at statistics across the country, the numbers would be much higher.

Different Types of Golf Cart Accidents

Just as there are almost infinite ways a person can be injured in a car accident, there are many different types of golf cart accidents. In many ways, drivers and occupants of golf carts are more at risk of injury. Just a few of the types of golf cart accidents include:

Passenger ejection

Rollover

Tip-over

Golf cart pile-ups

Driving a golf cart into a body of water

Loss of control of a golf cart

Golf carts striking stationary objects

Golf carts striking other motor vehicles

Golf carts striking pedestrians

Eustis Careless Driving Attorneys

If you have been involved in or injured in an accident involving a golf cart, please don’t settle your claim without first referring to a knowledgeable law firm. We will appropriately evaluate your claim before dealing with any insurance company.

For more information or to speak directly with an experienced attorney call anytime at (352) 292-1620 or contact us by email to discuss your case.

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