2 Hospitalized After Runaway Golf Cart Crashes Into U.S. Open Crowd

June 17, 2019

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Five U.S. Open spectators were injured on Friday, when a runaway golf cart veered into a crowd, with two hurt seriously enough to be hospitalized for a broken arm and a spinal injury. The unmanned cart took flight near the 16th hole of the Pebble Beach Golf Links, after a box fell on the cart's accelerator. “This one guy was trying to chase it and was diving after it trying to stop it, I think he was just a spectator," one witness told Golf.com. "And he got injured diving after it, he was sitting on the ground for a while afterwards, not moving. Finally a guy jumped on it and turned the wheel really hard and then pushed the box off--it was crazy.” California Highway Police said the victims' ages ranged from 25 to 82. Gary Woodland shot a 2-under 69 on Sunday to claim the championship, leaving defending champ Brooks Koepka just shy of a third straight U.S. Open title.