Over the years, I've probably driven the distance of the entire state of Florida on golfcarts. Its simply the way we do most of our business at gardenstyle apartment communities. So, after reading about a woman in Wellington on life support after falling of a golfcart it instantly provided me with a new and more cautious perspective. Below is the story as reported in the Sun-Sentinel By Sally Apgar
February 5, 2008 Wellington - A 43-year-old Connecticut woman is on life support after falling off a gas-powered golf cart following a Super Bowl party Sunday night, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.
Audrey S. Hanrahan, of South Glastonbury, Conn., was leaving a party at Tavern on the Green restaurant just after 11 p.m. with two friends. Investigators said the cart, driven by Christine McCrea, 29, of Wellington, was traveling east on Equestrian Club Road with Hanrahan in the front passenger's seat and McCrea's husband, Jonathan, 35, riding on the back seat. Near Pierson Road, Hanrahan stood up to wipe off the windshield, lost her balance and fell, striking her head on the pavement.
Hanrahan was flown by Trauma Hawk to the Delray Medical Center, where she was treated for severe head injuries. At 1:36 a.m. Monday, she was placed on life support to preserve her organs for donation.