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.A woman golfing with her husband and her
was taken to the local hospital yesterday afternoon.
woman was struck by a golf cart driven
Ginger Rogers, 55, was hit by
cart about 2 p.m. at Fairway Golf Course.
was examining her 50-foot putt on the par
tenth hole when she heard her mother scream.
turned around just in time to see her
driving straight toward her. The force of the
knocked her over, and the cart then ran
Her mom, 81 years old, said
a squirrel had jumped up into the cart
for snacks. She tried to shoo the squirrel
. Instead, it rose up on its hind feet
made a hissing sound. Startled and frightened, the
lady hit the gas pedal.
The paramedics arrived
15 minutes later and treated Ginger for a
left ankle. They gave a mild sedative to
mother, who kept muttering, “Vicious, simply vicious.” Then
took Ginger to the hospital. Mr. Rogers promised
wife he would visit her after he finished
John Dean, an attorney for the golf
, said the golf course was not responsible for
actions of its animals. He added, “If the
want to sue, they’ll have to sue the
. We’re still assessing the damage to the cart
the green. It looks fairly light; I doubt
the driver will owe us more than $1,000.”