VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - Loved-ones of a 5-year-old girl, seriously hurt in a golf-cart crash over the weekend, say the child should be home from the hospital tonight.
But the Sunday afternoon accident brings to light a logical, legal question. Are those golf-carts supposed to be child operated?
It was a serious enough situation that Child Protective Services has a-hand in the investigation, though the Vigo County Sheriff's Department is quick to point-out that it is standard in a scenario like this one, our sister station WTHI reports.
Sheriff's Deputies say on Sunday the girl was in a golf cart driven by her 11-year-old sister. She fell out and was then hit by the moving golf-cart after her older sister hit a pot-hole in the road.
At last check, that 5-year-old girl was still being treated at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis with head injuries.
An 83-year-old woman was killed in a house fire in Owen County Tuesday night.
A multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 65 shut down lanes Wednesday morning.
The Boone County Sheriff's Office asked that drivers use caution Wednesday morning as black ice was reported on some bridges in the county.