Man Critically Injured In Fall From Golf Cart In McHenry County

WONDER LAKE, Ill. (CBS) — A man was critically injured early Monday when he fell out of a golf cart in the far northwest suburbs near Wonder Lake.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s office reported a man was driving a 1987 Golfmobile EZ-GO golf cart east on Evergreen Drive when he went off the roadway to the left, for unknown reasons. When he drove the golf cart back onto the roadway, the front seat passenger fell out of the golf cart on the right side.

The injured man, James Clem of Wonder Lake, was taken by helicopter to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where he was listed in critical condition, the release said.

The driver – Bradlee McDow, 27, of Wonder Lake – and two female passengers – Kathryn Lingl, 30, of Jackson, Wis.; and Kristina Chovanec, 25, of Wonder Lake – were not injured. There were no seatbelts in the golf cart.

McHenry County Sheriff’s police continue their investigation.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Marv

    Was this a rocket powered golf cart? What was the speed at the time of the incident? When traveling at such high velocities, seat belts should be used. Maybe the manufacturer can consider this on their rocket powered versions.

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  • Gus

    It wouldn’t have ot be going fast, if he hit his head in just the wrong way, or it ran over him somehow. I have to wonder if alcohol and/or horseplay were involved. That said, maybe yes, seat belts should be installed, but would anyone use them?

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