Golf Hazards – More Than Just Golf Balls!

by K-Dean

You never know what crazy golf cart drivers are going to pull.

A Kenilworth man was killed after being run down and crushed by a golf cart. Larry Schad, 67, was golfing at the Evanston Country Club in Skokie, Illinois when an unattended golf cart suddenly accelerated, running him down and killing him. Schad’s body was found trapped under the golf cart by another golfer. Golf carts usually weigh between 600 to 1,000 pounds and are made from steel, fiber glass or aluminum.

He died at Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois from injuries sustained during the accident. It is believed that the accelerator on the golf cart was faulty and not properly inspected or maintained.

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