A ScottsdaleTrails reader alerted me to this Scottsdale Police Department report about yet another serious golf-cart-related injury. No amount of regulation can anticipate all the stupid things people will do when attracted to an area where, by definition and zoning, normal behavior is no longer the norm:
The driver was operating his golf cart westbound on Indian School Road with the 23-year-old male passenger in the back seat. After passing 64th St, the rear passenger either jumped or fell from the golf cart, striking his head on a hard surface.
[The passenger] received serious head injuries and was transported to Scottsdale Healthcare-Osborn. He remains in very serious condition. It is believed that the seriously injured man was intoxicated when he fell or jumped from the golf cart. Westbound Indian School was closed for 3.5 hours while Vehicular Crimes and Reconstruction Unit (VCRU) Detectives gathered evidence for the investigation.