Runaway golf cart injures 5, hospitalizing 2 at U.S. Open in Pebble Beach
Runaway golf cart injures 5, hospitalizing 2 at U.S. Open in Pebble Beach


A box fell off the front seat of an unoccupied golf cart at the U.S. Open, hitting the accelerator and causing it to careen into five people, according to the California Highway Patrol Two people were hospitalized after the crash. The wreck was reported at about 10:20 a m. Friday near the 16th fairway at Pebble Beach Golf Links.A vendor had loaded the cart with boxes to make deliveries At the 16th hole, he parked it and walked away, CHP said. A box on the front seat fell down onto the accelerator and the cart began moving forward with no one behind the wheel  A box on this golf cart fell onto the accelerator, sending it careening into a crowd, injuring five people and sending two of them to the hospital Friday at the U S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links, the California Highway Patrol said. (Photo: PROVIDED/CHP)It ran into the vendor and four spectators, injuring them, according to the CHP The vendor removed the box and the golf cart slowed to a stop. Two people were taken to the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, CHP said  In many golf carts, pressing down on the accelerator will automatically take it out of park  Officers did not release the names of those injured, but their ages and current cities were disclosed  They are: A man, 82, from ModestoA man, 58, from ModestoA woman, 58, from CarmelA man, 25, from Highland, TexasA man, 43, from West Jordan, Utah  The CHP is investigating the crash.

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