Golf carts are everywhere in Georgia. We see many golf cart accidents in Peachtree City, Georgia, and this one in Gainesville, Georgia sounds like it may have been caused either by faulty manufacture of the golf cart’s brakes or faulty maintenance.
GAINESVILLE, Ga. — One person was seriously injured and three others were taken to the hospital after a golf cart accident occurred at a political fundraiser.
Georgia State Patrol officials said 45-year-old Beverly McDowell was a passenger on a golf cart at a private campaign event for 9th District U.S. rep. Tom Graves in Gainesville when the brakes failed Friday night.
McDowell was airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center where she was listed in critical condition.
Two others were injured and taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Their conditions have not been released.
Another passenger, Mark Marlowe, told the Gainesville Times newspaper that he suffered a broken shoulder in the accident.
Officials said the golf cart was shuttling people to the private event at a home in the Harbour Point subdivision when the brakes failed while going down a hill. The driver sideswiped some parked cars in order to stop the golf cart, which overturned and ejected the passengers.
Marlowe told the Gainesville Times that Graves spent most of Friday night at Northeast Georgia Medical Center checking on the injured.