Child Injured In Golf Cart Accident At Lehman’s Lakeside RV Resort In Marengo
Pedestrian Accident - July 26, 2022
Three-Year-Old Child Seriously Injured After Being Run Over By Golf Cart At Lehman’s Lakeside RV Resort Along Harmony Road In Marengo
MARENGO, ILLINOIS (July 26, 2022) – A 3-year-old child was seriously injured in a golf cart accident at Lehman’s Lakeside RV Resort in Marengo.
McHenry County police are saying that the collision took place around 9:54 a.m. on Saturday. A child was run over by a golf cart under uncertain circumstances.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the victim at Lehman’s Lakeside RV Resort in order to help the child. They were taken to the hospital in a ambulance.
The child sustained a major head injury and their current condition is not immediately known. A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Margeno Golf Cart Accidents
Golf cart accidents are far more common than many people realize. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, “A total of 63,503 golf cart related injuries occurred during 2010-2019. During this time frame, the number of injuries per year has steadily increased from 5,490 in 2010 to 6,500+ in the past 3 years (2017, 2018, 2019).” More than 6,500 children are injured in golf cart accidents every year. Most of those victims were 12-years-old or younger. There are a number of factors that can make golf carts particularly dangerous to children.
- Golf carts have a high center of gravity and are therefore more prone to tipping over.
- Golf carts are electric and can accelerate deceptively quick.
- Golf carts typically travel in areas without clear pathways for pedestrians.
Depending on the specific facts of any case, there could be numerous liable parties for a golf cart accident. The person operating a golf cart could be liable if they failed to exercise due care to avoid hitting a pedestrian. All golf cart operators must scan the road and reduce their speed to prevent collisions. It is not uncommon for many people to operate golf carts after they have been drinking. This is illegal in the same way that operating a motor vehicle under the influence is illegal.
The company that owned a golf cart involved in an accident could also be liable for the crash. If, for example, the person operating a golf cart was working at the time of a collision, their employer could be vicariously liable. In general, companies are liable for the wrongful acts of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. Victims of golf cart accidents tend to suffer costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Any person that is injured due to the negligence of a golf cart operator may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Sadly, though, insurance companies will often fight extremely hard to avoid helping accident victims. This is why it is so important that evidence is properly preserved after any crash. A personal injury attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Margeno Golf Cart Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to the victim of this crash and their family. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to investigators. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent other incidents like this.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a golf cart accident at Lehman’s Lakeside RV Resort in Marengo. Our team of consumer safety advocates are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.