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The Villages
Friday, January 27, 2023

96-year-old Villager in golf cart ran red light prior to crash

A 96-year-old Villager in a golf cart ran a red light prior to a crash in which he was injured.

The Village of Santo Domingo resident was driving a blue 2018 Atomic golf cart at 3:09 p.m. Friday on the multi-modal path along  El Camino Real near Freedom Pointe when he ran a red light at the intersection of Buenos Aires Boulevard and drove into the path of a white 1997 Toyota Avalon driven by a 90-year-old Stonecrest woman, according to an accident report from the Florida Highway Patrol.

The Atomic golf cart crashed into a wall Friday afternoon near Freedom Pointe
The Atomic golf cart went on to crash into a light pole Friday afternoon near Freedom Pointe.
Members of The Villlages Public Safety Department freed the driver from the Atomic golf cart Friday afternoon following the crash
Members of The Villages Public Safety Department freed the driver from the Atomic golf cart Friday afternoon following the crash.

The front of the golf cart struck the left side of the Stonecrester’s car, which had been southbound on Buenos Aires Boulevard. The golf cart went on to strike a light pole.

The Villager was transported by ambulance to UF Health-The Villages Hospital. He was ticketed for running a red light.

The Stonecrest woman was not injured.

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