Family Killed in Galveston Golf Cart Crash

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Two adults and two children were killed in a three-vehicle crash in Galveston late Saturday night. The crash happened near Seawall Boulevard when a Hyundai SUV ran a stop sign at the intersection of Avenue R and 33rd Street. The SUV ran into a pickup truck, which in turn hit the golf cart that carried the family of six, immediately killing the driver of the golf cart. An adult female passenger and two children were taken to the hospital where they would later succumb to their injuries. The two other passengers were also taken to the hospital and remain in critical condition. The driver of the SUV has been charged with four counts of intoxication manslaughter.

Neighbors say there is constant traffic in the area of the crash, and some have suggested that a four-way stop be installed at the intersection. Galveston City Council recently passed an ordinance that allows golf carts to be operated on public roadways having a speed limit of 35 mph or less. According to police, the golf cart was operating legally at the time of the crash. Galveston Mayor Craig Brown said golf carts have become a prolific way of transportation for those who live or are visiting the island. And while ordinances were passed about six months ago, Mayor Brown said the City Council would discuss additional safety measures to ensure the community stays safe.

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