A 7-year-old Died in Florida, After Being Hit by a Golf Cart Driven by a 3-years Old Toddler
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A 7-year-old Died in Florida, After Being Hit by a Golf Cart Driven by a 3-years Old Toddler

Recently, a piece of news has flared up revealing the irresponsibility from the side of parents. A 7- year old boy lost his life after he was hit by a golf cart being driven by a 3- year old toddler in Florida. The boys were identified as brothers.

The Florida Highway Patrol shared that on Monday afternoon, a golf cart, navigated by a toddler brutally hit his elder brother while approaching a curve near the Lee County residence.

The older lad was standing in the front yard of the private residence at the time of the incident. The accident happened near Orange River Boulevard in Fort Myers.

The victim got fatally injured and was immediately taken to a local hospital, where he was declared dead. Police reports stated that the toddler did not face any injuries, despite the fact that he was not wearing any safety equipment like a belt or helmet while driving.

It is not yet known whether any adult was near the toddler or not at the time of happening. 

“It’s a very sad situation,” said Chyenne McKenny, an employee at Top Tropical Garden Center located across the street from the accident. “I couldn’t believe it happened right here.” She also added that she often notices children coming in and out of the property with golf carts, and she was shocked to see two ambulances and police personnel at the property.

 Lt. Greg Bueno, the spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol, wrote in a statement that “The tragic crash is under investigation”.

A 7-year-old Died in Florida, After Being Hit by a Golf Cart Driven by a 3-years Old Toddler
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It has come to the limelight that the private property where the incident happened was registered under the name of Eris Medrano Jimenez and Araceli Valdez Arrez. No words have been shared by them on the incident yet.

Seeing the increasing number of such fatal accidents, a new bill HB 949 was passed this year and signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

The bill stated that any golf cart driver must be at least 15 years old with a learner’s permit or 16 with a driver’s license, according to the reports of NBC Miami. Earlier, anyone 14 and older was allowed to drive a golf cart.

This is the second most brutal incident that took place in recent weeks. Some time ago, an adult woman died in an accident while she was riding the golf cart with seven other passengers when it was hit around 10:30 p.m., by an SUV driven by a guy in his fifties in Naples. North of Capri Boulevard, the vehicles could be seen traveling northbound on Collier.

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