Golf Cart Rolls, Kills Passenger on the North Side

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Senior Passenger Killed After Golf Cart Flips Backwards on the North Side

According to a KSAT News report, a man is dead after being ejected in a golf cart accident in the Stone Oak area this week.

Police reported the incident occurred around 5:30 p.m. on the 900 Block of East Sonterra Boulevard on March 19th. A 2024 Icon golf cart was traveling up a steep incline when it flipped backward and landed on its passenger side for unknown reasons. A senior passenger, later identified as Robert Andrew Rowton, was ejected from the cart and killed. Another passenger was also ejected and taken to the hospital with multiple injuries. The driver told police they were conducting a mechanical test on the golf cart due to a similar incident being reported. No criminal charges are pending for this case.

Did You Know?

Roughly 15,000 golf cart accidents result in emergency room treatment per year in the United States.

Golf Cart Accidents in San Antonio — What You Need to Know.

It may surprise you to learn that golf can be a dangerous sport.

You don’t often hear about golf cart accidents, so you may think they don’t happen very often. But they do, and statistics show that these cases shot up significantly in 2020 compared to 4 previous years. Let’s take a look at key golf cart accident information and learn what to do if you or your child is hurt in a golf cart accident in San Antonio.

Top Reasons for Golf Cart Accidents

Like auto accidents, there are common reasons why and common places where golf cart accidents happen.

Golf cart accidents are most likely to happen on private golf courses (roughly 70%). Additionally, these accidents are most likely to occur:

  • During Hill and Ball Retrieval,
  • During Water Crossings, 
  • And Around Fences and Guardrails.

Surprisingly, 40% of these accidents involve experienced players, while 60% are caused by visitors/amateur players.

Most Common Golf Cart Injuries

Golf cart injuries are often more serious than bumps and bruises.

11.9% of all golf cart injuries are to the head and neck. This includes injuries like:

  • TBIs,
  • Fractures,
  • Concussions,
  • Whiplash,
  • Sprains,
  • And Crushing Injuries.

Injuries like this can impact the rest of your life and often result in death. Other common injuries from golf cart accidents include:

  • Fractures,
  • Broken Bones,
  • Crushing Injuries,
  • Lacerations,
  • Soft-Tissue Injuries,
  • Sprains and Strains,
  • and Spinal Cord Injuries.

Golf cart injuries most commonly occur from falling out of the cart.

What to Do After a Golf Cart Injury

If you or your child is hurt in a golf cart accident, follow these steps:

  • Call 9-1-1 — Seek immediate medical attention and get a police report.
  • Document the Scene — Take photos of the scene and visible injuries if possible. Take note of any cameras that may have caught the incident.
  • Gather Information — Get the name of the driver and his contact info.
  • Call a Golf Cart Accident Attorney

If someone’s negligent behavior caused your golf cart injury, you may be entitled to compensation.

Hurt in a Golf Cart Accident in San Antonio? Call Carabin Shaw.

You may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Pain and Suffering,
  • Medical Bills,
  • Funeral Expenses,
  • Missed Work,
  • Lost Earning Capacity,
  • Anxiety/PTSD,
  • and More.

Carabin Shaw has represented individuals injured in accidents across Texas for more than 30 years. We’re a trusted name in San Antonio because we put our clients first. Call us to get your case evaluated for free at 800-862-1260, or use the live chat to get started. We look forward to serving you.

Contacting a Carabin Shaw attorney is free and does not obligate you to work with the firm.

¹KSAT Report

²Golf Cart Statistics

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