A woman was injured after crashing into a Tesla while driving a rental golf cart on County Road 466, near the entrance to the Village of La Zamora. According to the Lady Lake Police Department’s arrest report, the crash occurred when the Bushnell woman exited Chula Vista Avenue and entered the path of the westbound Tesla. The crash happened near the entrance to the Village of La Zamora on County Road 466.
The woman driving the golf cart was taken by ambulance to UF Health The Villages Hospital, while the driver of the Tesla was unharmed. The golfer said he did not see the sign indicating that golf carts are not allowed after the gate outside the Village of La Zamora because he was distracted by looking at the map on his phone.
Golf carts are a popular form of transportation in retirement communities, such as The Villages in Florida, where they are widely used for recreation and getting around the neighborhood. These vehicles are often seen on local roads, sharing space with other vehicles.
However, it is important that golf cart drivers familiarize themselves with the specific rules and regulations of the community in which they are located. In this case, the driver did not notice a sign preventing the passage of golf carts past the exit gate, which caused the Tesla to crash.
This incident highlights the importance of practicing safe driving habits, regardless of the vehicle being driven. Distractions, such as looking at maps or using mobile devices while driving, can significantly affect a driver’s concentration and reaction time, increasing the risk of accidents.
While the driver of the golf cart was injured in the collision, it serves as a reminder to all drivers to stay alert, follow the rules of the road, and be aware of their surroundings to ensure the safety of everyone on the road.