Boy Dies In Golf Cart Crash In Gated Community [UPDATED]
A 10-year-old boy died Sunday after being hospitalized for severe head injuries from a golf cart crash.
The unidentified victim was one of three minor males riding in the modified golf cart with two adult males in a gated community in Beverly Park, according to City News Service.
Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson Brian Humphrey told L.A. Now that residents typically get around in that community "by moped, bikes and golf carts," and that the one carrying the five occupants that crashed Sunday afternoon had "been modified with stylish features for aesthetic appeal." It was not known if those modifications contributed in any way to the accident.
The boy was transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he was "fighting for his life," however the Coroner's Office learned of the boy's death from the hospital at about 4:40 p.m. Sunday, according to coroner's Lt. Joe Bale.
The four other occupants of the golf cart were not injured.
UPDATE 9:15 AM: The victim has been identified as Mark Martinez of Van Nuys, according to CNS.