UPDATE: Friday, 9:55a: PBSO says the kids are at fault. Read the updated story here.
UPDATE: 9:49P — Fire Rescue just updated with confirmation of two male, two female victims. Due to HiPPA regulations, Fire Rescue can not comment on reports circulating regarding the severity of one of the injuries.
UPDATE: 8:43p — Unofficially but based on communication to BocaNewsNow.com, all injured are now out of surgery and expected to be fine. Investigation continues, with questions surrounding unsupervised children driving a golf cart on a street designed for vehicular traffic. PBSO continues to investigate. Names and ages of golf cart occupants not yet released.
UPDATE: 6:57P — One of the injuries was reportedly designated a “trauma alert.”
UPDATE: 6:23P — Per Palm Beach County Fire Rescue — 4 were injured in the wreck, all have been transported to area hospitals. Authorities are using the intersection of “Beaujolais Avenue and Matisse Drive” as the official crash location.
UPDATE: 5:37P — Police are starting to clear the scene. Orange paint is being used to mark the last tire locations of each vehicle — traditionally an indication of a need for accident reconstruction. However, one officer on the scene wouldn’t confirm the severity of injuries, although readers report that at least one child is in surgery.
UPDATE: 4:52P — Waiting for official word from authorities. Lots of rumors which we will not publish. Scene remains active.
DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Police remain on the scene at 4:18p of what is being described by witnesses as a “critical” golf cart crash involving kids on a golf cart — and a car — in the West Delray Beach community of Seven Bridges.
A reader sent us graphic video. We are not publishing the video but the freeze frame — complete with a sheet being held up by paramedics and rescuers — tends to speak volumes at the scene of major events.
BocaNewsNow.com has learned that Seven Bridges security had ordered the kids to stop weaving in and out of traffic in the minutes before the crash. Like many communities, Seven Bridges, BocaNewsNow.com has learned, has had issues throughout the summer dealing with kids driving golf carts. Seven Bridges is not a “country club” or “golf course” community. There are no pathways specifically for golf cart use. Unlike several Boca and Delray communities, however, license plates are not required on golf carts in Seven Bridges.
We are awaiting an update from PBSO and Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, both of whom remain on the scene.