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Florida. The three-year-old rode a golf cart. He killed his 7-year-old brother

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In Fort Meyers, Florida, a three-year-old driving a golf cart ran over his seven-year-old brother in front of his house. The boy died in hospital, ABC News reports. The portal points out that each year in the United States, more than six and a half thousand children are injured in accidents involving such vehicles.

The incident took place on July 17 in the front yard of a single-family home in Fort Meyers. As reported by ABC News, a golf cart, driven by a 3-year-old boy, hit a 7-year-old boy standing in the garden while turning right. The boy was taken to the hospital, where he died. His 3-year-old brother, who was driving the vehicle, was not injured. However, the police quoted by the portal pointed out that he was not wearing a helmet while driving and was not fastened to the seat with a belt.

The accident investigation is ongoing. Police have not released the identities of the boys involved in the accident.

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USA. Golf Cart Accidents

According to data from the American Academy of Pediatrics cited by ABC News, each year in USA over six and a half thousand children are hit by a golf cart. Studies have shown that boys fall victim to such accidents more often than girls. Usually, children who are hit suffer only superficial injuries, the second most common consequence of such events are fractures and sprains. Most injuries are to the neck and head.

CNN points out that the high number of accidents involving golf carts has prompted the Florida authorities to tighten the rules on their operation. As the portal explains, the law, which will come into force in October, does not specify the minimum age that must be reached in order to legally drive a golf cart. However, it specifies that the driver of such a vehicle must have a driving license or an appropriate permit.

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