San Antonio — Man Critically Injured After Golf Cart Flips into Ravine on La Cantera Golf Club
Posted on Monday, July 15th, 2019 at 9:49 pm by Williams Hart
A man was seriously injured in a golf cart accident that occurred in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday, July 13, 2019.
According to initial reports, the man was getting a golf ball at the La Cantera Golf Club when he tried to turn around on a steep hill, causing the cart to roll down the hill into the ravine. The golf cart then landed on top of the man.
It took several firefighters to pull the golf cart off the man, immobilize him, then take him up the hill through the rocks. He was then brought to San Antonio Military Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
Investigation is still ongoing for this accident.
It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the unidentified man. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Vehicular accidents like this are awfully common nowadays. In a statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to be about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.
Moreover, statistics show that about 16% of these vehicular accidents are crashes where the vehicle leaves the road. In this type of car crash, a car would usually collide into a lamppost, a tree, or a building, etc. Lamppost and tree collisions comprise about 31% of fatalities in this type of vehicular accident.
Vehicular accidents are quite difficult to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in vehicular accidents, so if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.
If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.
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