Elderly Woman Falls Out of a Golf Cart in Pacific Beach

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A 95-year-old woman was hospitalized with a serious brain injury when a driver started to move a golf cart forward before she was fully seated, causing her to fall onto the pavement in Pacific Beach.

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The woman was seriously injured at about 8 p.m. on Friday evening in the private complex by 2404 Loring St., according to the San Diego Police Department. She was about to get into the rear facing seat of a golf cart to be taken to another area when she fell.

Officer Robert Heims said in a statement that the driver of the golf cart thought she was fully seated. As a result, he started to move the vehicle forward. The elderly woman then fell out of the cart and hit her head on the pavement.

She was taken to the hospital with serious bleeding in her brain. Heims says that her injuries are considered life threatening.

The San Diego Police Traffic Division is investigating the case. Anyone with information about the incident can call the San Diego Police Department at 619-531-2000 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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