A twelve-year-old boy died as a result of being ejected from a go-cart that was traveling about 30 mph down a dirt road Saturday afternoon in Palm Bay, Florida. Palm Bay is approximately 200 miles south of Jacksonville, Florida.
Police said that a 16-year-old was driving the go-cart when he lost control of it after braking sharply to avoid a large hole in the road. The 16 year old and another passenger, who was fifteen years old, suffered personal injuries and were taken to the hospital.
As Florida injury attorneys, we see a lot of similar accidents. Many self-propelled vehicles aimed at children, such as motorized scooters, mini-bikes, and go-carts travel at high rates of speed and can be very dangerous. Often the children operating such vehicles have no training on their safe use and helmets and seatbelts are not used.
If you would like a free consultation about any injuries to a child arising from the use of a motorized or self-propelled vehicle, please contact our Jacksonville child injury lawyers.