The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating an accident in which a golf cart was hit by a vehicle that fled the scene.

A resident of The Villages was driving his golf cart to a nearby grocery store when a sedan hit the right rear passenger side of the cart. The force of the impact knocked the golf cart onto its side, leaving the driver to crawl out of the golf cart windshield. Fortunately, the driver was wearing a safety belt at the time of the accident and was treated on scene only for minor abrasions, but was otherwise in good condition.

Certain areas of Florida are unique in that motorists are forced to share the roadways with other vehicles such as golf carts and bicycles, which are both legally allowed to use the roads. However, these vehicles can also disrupt the flow of traffic because they generally travel at a lower speed, more so in areas where no additional lanes are available for cars to pass.

Because of this, it is especially important for drivers of both traditional motor vehicles and other types to take extra precaution when driving in proximity to each other on busy roadways. While the driver of this golf cart was fortunate, many times this is not the case. The vast difference in weight and speed between cars and these other vehicles normally leave those operating them particularly vulnerable, and can leave these exposed drivers with significant injuries after an accident.

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