Florida Keys

Three teens hospitalized after golf cart overturns in Key Largo


Three teenagers were hospitalized Thursday after a golf cart they were using in Key Largo flipped over, police said.

Five 13-year-olds were riding on a golf cart on Sunrise Cay Drive in the Ocean Reef community in Key Largo when it overturned, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said Thursday. Two of the teenagers were airlifted to a Miami hospital for serious injuries, and a third was taken to a local hospital.

The other two teenagers were treated for minor injuries at the scene.

Police are still investigating what caused the cart to flip over.

This is the second time this week a golf cart carrying five children has overturned on a South Florida highway. On Monday, five children, ranging from 2 to 16 years old, were driving in a golf cart in Palmetto Bay when the cart’s 16-year-old driver ran a stop sign and hit a gray Dodge Caliber. The golf cart flipped, and two children were critically injured after being thrown from the cart.

The other three passengers, though thrown from the cart, were treated for minor injuries.