A teenager suffered significant injuries when he was thrown about 20 feet into the woods after losing control of a maintenance vehicle at the Goffstown, N.H., club. A crash at Valley Brooke Country Club left a 92-year-old woman with minor injuries after she lost control of her vehicle in a parking lot, went over an embankment, and crashed into a creek on the McMurray, Pa., club’s golf course.
A teenager suffered significant injuries when he was thrown about 20 feet into the woods after losing control of a maintenance vehicle at Stonebridge Country Club in Goffstown, N.H., the night of July 21, the Manchester (N.H.) Union Leader reported.
The victim, who appeared to be about 16, went by ambulance to Catholic Medical Center in Manchester with chest and back injuries. Fire Chief Richard O’Brien said the injuries “are serious but not life-threatening.”
The teenager, whose name O’Brien would not release because he is a minor, lost control of the cart vehicle between the 17th and 18th greens at about 7:30 p.m. It plunged nose-first down an 8- to 10-foot embankment, the Union Leader reported.
“It looks like he lost control of the vehicle on the cart path and was unable to regain control of the vehicle,” O’Brien explained. The victim works on the grounds-keeping crew for the country club, he said.
Police are investigating, the Union Leader reported.
At Valley Brooke Country Club in McMurray, Pa., a 92-year-old woman was rescued from her car after losing control in a parking lot and crashing into a creek the morning of July 24, Pittsburgh-based WPXI-TV reported.
According to the Peters Township Fire Department, Mary David lost control of her car in the parking lot, went over an embankment, down a steep hill about 150 yards and crashed into the creek, WPXI reported.
“She believed she put the car in park and struck the gas pedal. She went through some trees and down an embankment before ending up in the water,” Peters Township Chief of Police Harry Frick said.
Golf course employee Ed Moody told WPXI that he saw David crash and he immediately grabbed a rope and tried to help.
“We were actually going to go in and try to get her, but she didn’t seem like she was injured so we let her go until the fire department got there,” Moody said.
David wasn’t badly injured, according to emergency crews, despite her air bag not deploying. She was rescued by members of the fire department, who worked with other crews to remove the car from the creek, WPXI reported.
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