A 17-year-old employee of the Golf Club at Newcastle was injured in a golf cart accident when he rolled his golf cart down an eight foot embankment reports The Bellevue Reporter.
The accident happened around 6:30am as the teen was backing up the golf cart and he drove over a stair or the embankment, causing the cart to roll.
The teen was rescued by Bellevue Fire Department and was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment of undisclosed injuries. Fire Department spokesman, Lt. Troy Donlin, said the teen lost consciousness in the accident.
A University of Alabama study published in the Journal of Trauma: Injury Infections and Critical Care found that nearly 1,000 Americans are injured in golf cart accidents every month in crashes and rollover accidents.
The most common golf cart accident injuries include head traumas and fractures. Injuries most common occur in boys between the ages of 10 and 19 and men, ages 80 and over.
Only about a half of all golf cart accidents, however, actually occur on a golf course. Other accidents occur at private homes and on public property.
Golf carts are designed to be driven at speeds of up to 15mph, however, many are modified to operate at higher speeds.
This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people with serious injuries due to motor vehicle accidents including car accidents, boating accidents, ATV accidents and golf cart accidents.
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