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Child injured in Evans golf car crash

Posted: May 23, 2012 - 5:01pm
A 12-year-old Evans boy was taken to the hospital as a precaution after the golf car on which he and another boy was riding overturned Wednesday afternoon.  Jim Blaylock
Jim Blaylock
A 12-year-old Evans boy was taken to the hospital as a precaution after the golf car on which he and another boy was riding overturned Wednesday afternoon.

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A 12-year-old Evans boy was sent to an area hospital as a precaution today after the golf car on which he and another boy were riding flipped in an Evans neighborhood.

The boy, along with a 13-year-old, was riding the vehicle on nature trails inside the Sumter Landing subdivision, off Mullikin Road, about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday when the vehicle swerved off the trail, hit a stump and overturned, said Columbia County Sheriff's Deputy Ryan Brockman.

Both boys were thrown from the vehicle. The 13-year-old was unhurt. The 12-year-old was complaining of shoulder pain and was taken to Doctors Hospital as a precaution, Brockman said.



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my.voice

Well, I don't buy the deer

Well, I don't buy the deer jumping story, but kids are kids. Better riding a golf cart than holding up a bank, or any of the other things these kids are getting into today.

Hope the young man has a speedy recovery.

Fiat_Lux

Personally,

I wish we could get rid of cars for local travel and just use public transit, bicycles and golf carts. It would be so nice and save us so much on gas money.

Chan49

I'm so thankful that the

I'm so thankful that the child was not critically injured. I also live in Sumter landing and I am very concerned by the number of kids I see driving golf carts. I know that the police have stopped many of them even talking to their parents explaining that they are underage.....they still drive the roads.

Chan49

no comment

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Chan49

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Dr_Evil

*Wink, wink*

A deer ran out in front of me causing me to swerve and lose control..*wink, wink*!

AugustaCableGuy

Just seeing all this.....

Heard about this first hand last week when it happened..... Looks like the same people posting 24/7. Do any of you have a life?

Riverman1

About the numbers, bikes v. golf carts

Understand there are far more riders of bikes than golf carts. I suspect when the total number of riders is factored in kids driving golf carts are much more dangerous. On ALL public roads kids driving golf carts are illegal and for dang good reasons. We've all dodged them. That trail appears to not allow them either, by the way.

Riverman1

If you read my posts...

I am not wishing any kind of punishment on these kids. I always take up for kids when people over react against normal kids' play. What I do want made clear is that it is against the law to ride golf carts on streets and they are not allowed on most trails. The reason I'm firm on this is because I've seen golf carts with kids driving in all kinds of dangerous situations on our roads in Columbia County. The truth is we all have.

Riverman1

dubs

Sorry...duplicate post.

MullikanGolfCarEnthusiast

You don't know what you're missing . . .

. . . until you have one of your own.

My husband and I, like many of our responsible adult neighbors in subdivisions along Mullikin Road, use our golf car in a responsible and respectful manner. We pull off the sidewalk for those walking or biking; we have headlights, tailights and a horn that we use whenever necessary. We are unable to walk long distances due to health issues, so the golf car gives us the freedom to get out and meet neighbors and take part in the social aspect of living in a really great neighborhood.
I'm at a loss as to why you need to get on these comment boards like you're the "expert witness" for the prosecution? What a shame to condemn the whole for the sins of a few!
Maybe if you all had a golf car of your own (instead of spending your time ranting and raving on this small county news website) you could be outside enjoying fresh air and sunshine, meeting your neighbors, taking a ride on the trail . . . something missing in most people's daily lives.

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