Runaway golf cart injures spectators at US Open

Runaway golf cart injures spectators at US Open
A box on this golf cart fell onto the accelerator, sending it careening into a crowd,at the US Open yesterday. Pic: California Highway Patrol

Several spectators were injured by a runaway golf cart during the second round of the US Open at Pebble Beach.

Tournament officials said four people were injured in the incident on the 16th hole, although a California Highway Patrol (CHP) report put the number of injured at five, according to Golfweek.

The CHP report said that a vendor was loading his golf cart when a box fell on to the vehicle's accelerator and propelled the cart into a group of people.

Two people were taken to hospital for treatment. The injured range in age from 25 to 82.

A statement from tournament organisers the USGA read: "Unfortunately, during today's second round of the US Open there was an incident involving a golf cart on the 16th hole that resulted in three spectators and a vendor being injured and requiring medical treatment.

"We will continue to monitor their conditions."

- Press Association

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