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3/11/2013 2:14:00 PM
Teenager airlifted following golf cart accident

A teenager was airlifted following an accident on a golf cart that occurred just before 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon on Hammond Road in Greenwood.

Officials with the South Carolina Highway patrol say that three teenage boys, two 14-year-olds and one 15-year-old, were travelling west in a golf cart on Hammond Road when the driver ran off the left side of the road. All three boys were ejected from the golf cart, a 1996 EZ-GO, when it overturned after leaving the road.

Records from the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office indicate that one of the 14-year-old boys, the one driving the golf cart, was bleeding from the head and mouth. The life flight helicopter was called and transported the teen to Greenville Memorial Hospital.



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Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Article comment by: mack bolan

Pray for these children, but this is against the law, you are supposed to be a licensed driver, have a state issued tag & insurance to be on any public road in a golf cart, also no driving after dark even if you have lights on it. (I know these boys were not driving at night) why these laws are not enforced is beyond me, we have kids riding in our neighborhood the same way, even after dark sometimes. There are 2 deputies & 1 highway patrolman in our neighborhood but I never see them pull over any of these, even the ones riding the 4 wheelers down the road.

Posted: Monday, March 11, 2013
Article comment by: Steven Henderson

My prayers are going out to the kids and parents.

Golf carts are and can be dangerous vehicles when operated by underage kids on highways. I see this frequently in my neighborhood, six kids crammed into a little golf cart and the driver paying little or no attention to traffic as evidenced by swerving, not stopping at stop signs, and even running into parked cars.

Wait for your children to grow up and get a drivers license and proper training before you send them out on public streets.




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