Golf Cart Accident
By Kickntrue on 3/27/09
I was always annoyed when I was younger that I wasn't "allowed" to drive a golf cart. As an adult- I realize there is a reason for this.
Today's tragic story features a 9 year old boy who was driving a golf cart which he flipped over on top of himself, killing him. The boy was from Spencer, Indiana and I'm sure I can speak for anyone with a heart in saying condolences to his family in dealing with this.
I know we like to make jokes and have fun on oobgolf, but I'm not posting this as another "stupid news" story. We've been talking a lot about the walk versus ride thing lately on the site and this is another pro for walking. Golf carts are real machines, not toys, and should be handled as such. It appears as if he was not with a parent when this happened.
* This accident didn't take place on a golf course, but I don't think that takes away from the "lesson" if it's fair to even call it that.
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yes life isn't always fun and games and stories like this remind us of that. My heart does go out to te family as a loss of a young one is very painful. Safety is important in every sport and it annoys me when I see adults driving these carts as if they were just toys.
That is a terrible tragedy and my heart goes out to the family. Golf carts, especially gas powered, can reach very high speeds and must be handled with care just like an automobile.
Horrible story, and my heart also goes out to the family. I have a young son who plays golf with me. He knows better now, but once he jumped in a cart and took it sideways on a hill- fortunately nothing bad happened. He was out of reach to stop him. Moral of the story- keep your kids close on the course, or walk.
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