A 27-year-old man was killed Sunday evening in Zephyrhills when the go-kart he was driving was struck by pickup truck.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the man on the go-kart was in the eastbound lane facing east on Central Avenue, west of Warbler Street, when a GMC Sierra pick up being driven by a 64-year-old man crashed into the back of the go-kart.
The go-kart was knocked off the road.
The driver of the go-kart was rushed to Florida Hospital of Zephyrhills where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
The crash remains under investigation.
In neighborhoods and suburban developments, go-karts provide an easy means of transportation. With the increased use of go-karts comes increased opportunity for injuries. In many go-kart accidents, the injuries are serious as these vehicles do not have seat belts or passengers do not use seat belts that may be available. Sadly, horrific and life changing accidents can occur on go-karts. Accident victims are often left with broken bones, neck and back injuries, spinal cord injuries, or even head injuries and concussions, and in the worst cases, death.
Anyone operating a go-kart should always pay attention to road conditions and keep a firm grip on the steering wheel. The same rules that apply to safely driving a car apply to safely driving a go-kart. With that said, if you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a go-kart accident, it may not be their fault. Our Pasco County Injury Lawyers at Whittel & melton can start investigating the cause of the crash right away to see what your options are. It cost you nothing to see if we can help. Call us today at 727-847-2299 or contact us online for a completely free consultation to learn more.