US Open: Spectators at Pebble Beach hurt by runaway golf cart
By Keith Jackson
Last Updated: 15/06/19 3:45am
Two spectators were taken to hospital and at least two others were injured in a freak accident involving a runaway golf cart on day two of the US Open.
The United States Golf Association confirmed the incident took place close to the 16th hole at Pebble Beach when a box toppled onto the accelerator pedal and sent the cart veering towards the bystanders.
A vendor was loading boxes onto the cart when the mishap occurred, and he was confirmed as one of the injured by the USGA in a statement.
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Some media reported that the California Highway Patrol announced there were five injuries, although the USGA insisted only four required medical treatment.
The USGA statement read: "Unfortunately, during the second round of the US Open, there was an incident involving a golf cart on the 16th hole that resulted in three spectators and a vendor being injured and requiring medical treatment.
"We will continue to monitor their conditions."