Crime & Courts

Huntley, Algonquin residents taken to hospital after golf cart rollover

A Thursday night crash sent six people to the hospital when a golf cart flipped over and ejected the driver and all of the vehicle’s passengers, police said. Two people were seriously injured, police said.

Lake County Sheriff’s deputies were called at 7:45 p.m. to the area of North Drexel Boulevard and Lotus Avenue near Antioch for a traffic crash with injuries, according to a news release the sheriff’s office sent Friday.

A preliminary investigation showed that a 17-year-old Lake Barrington boy was driving a custom golf cart north on North Drexel Boulevard toward Grass Lake Road, according to the release. Seven people were in the golf cart, which is designed to seat six. One person was standing on the back bumper area, according to the release.

As the teen driver approached Grass Lake Road, he made a sharp turn, and the golf cart rolled over, ejecting all seven occupants, the release stated.

An 11-year-old boy from Algonquin, a 13-year-old girl from Algonquin, a 13-year-old girl from Huntley, a 15-year-old girl from Huntley, a 16-year-old girl from Algonquin and a 26-year-old man from Algonquin also were injured.

Paramedics examined the driver but did not take him to the hospital, according to the release.

An ambulance took the six passengers to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with injuries not considered life-threatening.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit continues to investigate the crash.

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