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Woman killed, others injured in Atlanta golf cart accident


Posted on Aug 10, 2010

A woman died after being critically injured in a Friday night golf cart accident.

Beverly McDowell, 45, was one of five people injured when a golf cart transporting guests overturned at a private campaign event for 9th District U.S. Rep. Tom Graves. The accident occurred at about 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 6th at a home in the 3700 block of the Harbour Point subdivision where about 100 supporters of Graves gathered for a fundraising event.
 
The five guests were being shuttled to the event when the cart’s brakes failed on a steep hill. The cart crashed into some vehicles, spun out and overturned.  The passengers were ejected from the cart.  One man broke a collar bone.  He and two other passengers were altaken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center by ambulance.
 
The 19-year-old driver sustained minor injuries.
 
Ms. McDowell was airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center where she died from her injuries.
 
An investigation of the accident is pending toxicology reports. No charges have been filed in the Atlanta motor vehicle crash.
 
While not a traditional motor vehicle, victims of golf cart accidents may be entitled to insurance compensation for their injuries, property damage and other losses.  To learn more, contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999.

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