Police to meet with school officials to discuss golf cart safety

HOOVER, AL (WBRC) - By Emily Luxen

HOOVER, AL (WBRC) - After another golf cart accident involving teens, Hoover police ask people to be careful.

Saturday, three 15-year-olds were hurt when the golf cart they were driving through the Ross Bridge community rolled, ejecting the riders.

Hoover police said this is the city's fourth golf cart accident in the last year. They are concerned about the situation. To help and remedy the problem, officers will attend a meeting with Hoover City Schools' officials. They want to  educate kids about the dangers of golf carts.

"Most of these accidents involve younger drivers who are inexperienced," said Capt. Jim Coker at the Hoover Police Department. "They need to know driving a golf cart on a city street is dangerous."

Coker said in order to operate a golf cart on a city street, it must have a tag, lights, and seat belts.  He recommends anyone driving a golf cart read the operating instructions, follow the warnings, and be cautious.

Two of the three teens involved in Saturday's accident are still in the hospital. Their conditions have upgraded to "fair."  One had a critical head injury. The other has facial fractures.

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