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Teen's condition improves after accident

Posted: May 30, 2013 - 8:45am  |  Updated: May 30, 2013 - 8:46am

 


The condition of an Appling teen injured Wednesday in a fall from a golf car has improved.


Joshua McCarty, 16, of Whiteoak Road, was upgraded to fair condition today at Georgia Regents Medical Center, a hospital spokesperson said.


McCarty was taken to the hospital’s trauma center shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday after falling from the golf car and striking his head on the pavement, said Columbia County Sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris.


McCarty was standing on the back of an E-Z-Go golf car driven by Garrett DeVore, 14, as the vehicle traveled down a hill on Morris-Callaway Road near DeVore’s residence, Morris said.


“He lost his grip and landed head-first on the pavement,” Morris said.


DeVore was unhurt, as was another passenger in the front of the golf car, Morris added.


Charges are pending, Morris said.


State law prohibits unlicensed drivers from operating golf cars on roadways.

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