11-year-old critical, 3 minors hurt after golf cart overturns in Putnam County

File photo of Florida Highway Patrol cruiser (WJXT 2020)

PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. – An 11-year-old is in critical condition following a golf cart crash involving three other minors in Putnam County early Sunday morning.

Authorities report that three of the passengers who were not wearing seat belts were ejected from the overturned cart after the driver lost control just after midnight in Pomona Park.

The 11-year-old front passenger who was wearing a seat belt was partially ejected and pinned under the cart, FHP said. The other passengers, ages 12 and 13, and the 17-year-old driver suffered minor injuries.

It is unclear how the driver lost control of the cart, FHP said.