Sometime around noon on Saturday, February 20th, 2016, a bizarre accident involving golf carts killed two women and injured two others. The incident, which happened on County Road 466A in The Villages, occurred when the driver of an SUV suffered a medical emergency while traveling through an intersection.
Golf Cart Accident
A man from The Villages has died from injuries sustained when his golf cart crashed with a van on Tuesday, October 20th. It happened at the intersection of Odell Circle and Ambrosia Place in The Villages, just outside of Orlando. The Florida Highway Patrol said Donald T. Browne, 79, was driving his golf cart northbound on Odell Circle south of Ambrosia Place and turned into the path of a van driven by Merle L. Hoops of The Villages. The two vehicles collided and traveled several feet before coming to a complete stop. Browne and his passenger, 77-year-old Dorothy A. Browne, were both transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center, where Donald Browne died early Wednesday and Dorothy Browne is still in serious condition.
It’s difficult to believe that a vehicle with a top speed of around 15 mph could result in accidents that injure more than 1,000 Americans each month but it comes as no surprise to Orlando golf cart accident injury lawyers. He has been helping golf cart accident victims since 1977 and he, along with other personal injury attorneys across the country, have forced golf cart manufacturers to improve that safety of these vehicles through improved designs and better safety equipment.
Sanford may be the latest Florida city to allow golf carts on city streets in the downtown district. Orlando golf cart accident attorney James O. Cunningham is monitoring developments in this decision very closely, as with each new city that allows golf carts, there has been a corresponding rise in golf cart accidents. During a recent meeting, Sanford officials agreed to vote on the proposed golf cart ordinance at the next meeting in January. The ordinance would designate where golf carts can and cannot be driven on city streets and specify restrictions on the vehicles.