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Man killed in accident involving golf cart

People who live in and visit South Carolina are likely to see golf carts in many communities. Golf carts are not only used on the golf course, but many people use them to travel short distances in areas near their homes. Driving a golf cart on a road means following certain safety regulations and if these regulations are not followed, the driver and passengers of the cart are at risk. Sadly, a man recently lost his life when his golf cart was struck by another vehicle.

Accident details

The accident happened on a Tuesday evening in Spartanburg County. A 77-year-old man was driving a golf cart west on Holly Springs Road. He attempted to turn onto another street and was struck by an oncoming vehicle.

The driver of the golf cart was taken to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries. The driver of the other car was not injured. Charges were not filed in this case.

Golf carts, when allowed on roadways, usually must follow different laws than other vehicles. Because golf carts are not designed with the same safety features as a traditional car, they put drivers and passengers at risk, especially when they’re driven on roads with other vehicles. If a South Carolina resident is injured in an accident involving a golf cart or other type of vehicle, they have the right to seek compensation from the person at fault if negligence was a factor. Victims or surviving family members can consult an attorney to better understand their options.