A 19-year-old man suffered a serious head injury Wednesday afternoon when the golf cart he was driving in flipped on a West End beach, police said.

The accident happened about 4 p.m. on Terramar Beach, Galveston Police Department Capt. Joshua Schirard said. 

The golf cart flipped over as the man was trying to turn, Schirard said. He was taken to a University of Texas Medical Branch hospital for treatment. The injury was serious, Schirard said.

He did not know the injured man's medical status as of 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

A second teenager in the golf cart suffered minor injuries, Schirard said.

The teenager appeared to be a legal driver and police didn't suspect alcohol had contributed to the crash, Schirard said.

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(6) comments

Randy Chapman

Why was a golf cart on the beach to begin with? Was the teen disabled with a placard to prove it?

Don Schlessinger

Yes Randy my question also, I thought golf carts were prohibited on the beach.

Michael Byrd

Golf carts are allowed in the beach access parking area as are other vehicles. It is access beyond those points which is not allowed.

Randy Chapman

So, to have an accident as they did, I suspect he was driving recklessly, possibly doing donuts or some such activity?

Jarvis Buckley

Sounds like you folks , are more interested in criticism , than anything
else. Why is that?

George Croix

Perhaps because it fills the information vacuum left in the report itself, and leaves 'trying to turn' open to individual use of logic and knowledge of golf cart operation and teenagers in general.....

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