A golf cart incident fatally injured an 8-year-old boy after he ran out in front of the golf cart and was struck. The golf cart was being operated by an 11-year-old child and occupied by three other children. The injured child was taken rushed to a nearby hospital, however, efforts to save his life were unsuccessful.
Golf carts are somewhat unique to Florida in that they are frequently used for transportation around neighborhoods or to local stores or restaurants, especially in areas throughout South Florida like Fort Lauderdale, Weston, Davie, Boca Raton and others. Unfortunately, despite their slower speeds, golf carts, like many other recreational vehicles can prove to be very dangerous, especially if being operated by children.
Frequently, golf cart injuries are caused when a golf cart is involved in an accident with a motor vehicle, when a golf cart overturns, when an occupant is thrown from a golf cart, and for various other reasons, as well.
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. The vast difference in weight and speed between cars and vehicles like golf carts normally leave those operating them particularly vulnerable. Weston, Florida golf cart occupants are often left exposed and accidents involving golf carts frequently result in occupants being ejected from the golf cart where proper safety precautions are not taken. The unfortunate outcome is that the driver or passengers involved in Florida golf cart accidents are often left with significant permanent injuries.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a Weston or Fort Lauderdale Florida golf cart accident, it is important to contact a skilled, experienced Fort Lauderdale golf cart accident attorney, to ensure that your interests are adequately protected and competently represented.
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