Golf car fall injures Appling teen

An Appling teen was seriously injured Wednesday when he fell from a golf car and hit his head on the pavement.

Joshua McCarty, 16, of Whiteoak Road, was taken to the trauma center at Georgia Regents Medical Center after the accident, which occurred shortly after 2 p.m. He was listed in serious condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.

McCarty was standing on the back of an E-Z-Go golf car driven by Garrett DeVore, 14, as the vehicle traveled down a hill on Morris-Callaway Road near DeVore’s home, said Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris.

“He lost his grip and landed head-first on the pavement,” Morris said.

DeVore wasn’t hurt, nor was another passenger in the front of the golf car, Morris added.

Charges are pending, Morris said.

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