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Golf Cart Crash Kills Teen In Galveston

Golf carts look pretty safe, but they have some big flaws. Many of them don’t have seatbelts and their low speed can lull people into a false sense of security. Falling out of a golf cart can still injury you, or even kill you as this next story shows.

ABC 13 reported that a 15-year-old girl lost her life in a golf cart accident on Sunday. The accident happened at Spotted Sandpiper Drive and King Rail Circle on the West End of the island around 10 p.m.

Witnesses say that a 16-year-old was driving the cart and made a sharp turn onto King Rail Drive, throwing out the 15-year-old. First responders found the younger teen lying in the roadway unconscious.

She was transported to UTMB Health Galveston, but died there. The driver was uninjured.

Neither of the girls were wearing seatbelts, but it wasn’t noted if the golf cart came equipped with them. No foul play or intoxication have been suspected, nor have the police filed charges.

We wish to send our condolences to the family of the victim. Golf carts can go fast enough to be deadly, and sometimes just a small amount of force in the right spot can be enough to kill someone.

Don’t underestimate the injuries that can happen from a low-speed accident.

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