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2 boys on golf cart injured in crash with SUV in Indian River County

16-year-old airlifted to HCA Florida Lawnwood Hospital in Fort Pierce
Posted at 5:21 PM, Jul 03, 2024

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. — Two boys operating a golf cart on a county roadway were injured when the cart collided with a BMW sport utility vehicle, the Indian River County Sheriff's Office said.

The incident was reported at around 3:19 p.m. and happened on the 2400 block of 27th Avenue— a county roadway that prohibits golf cart use.

'It's a 50 miles per hour," said resident Marie Calitxl. "Some people go over, more than 50 miles an hour. That’s not the place for bicycles or golf carts.”

Rachel Moreno, 15, works at her family's business Milca's Agua Frescas. She was attending customers, when suddenly, the collision unfolded before her eyes.

“The crash was actually a little traumatizing. There was a lot of blood and the kids flipped over. The lady was scared. Everything happened fast.”

Indian River County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Kevin Jaworski said one of the boys, a 16-year-old, was airlifted to HCA Florida Lawnwood Hospital in Fort Pierce. The age of the other boy was not released.

Fire rescue said two adults in the SUV were treated at the scene of the crash.

WPTV's Zitlali Solache spoke with the driver of the vehicle, who assured she is safe and healthy. She hopes the teens make a quick recovery.