MOORESVILLE, NC (WCNC/NBC News) – A 1-year-old boy was killed Sunday when he was ejected from a golf cart that struck a pothole.
The accident happened around 5:40 p.m. when a family’s golf cart was traveling north on Pintail Run Lane in Mooresville when it struck the pothole. This caused a mechanical malfunction in the steering wheel and the golf cart overturned according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.
Three adults and four children were riding on the cart at the time. The driver and front passenger were both holding 1-year-old boys. An adult and two 3-year-olds were riding in a rear facing seat.
All seven were taken to a nearby hospital, where Kipton Jester, 1, was pronounced dead.
The stretch of road where the crash happened is not maintained by the state, so neighbors are responsible for fixing potholes themselves.