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.