Scottsdale Golf-Cart Shuttle Crash

First off; this has nothing whatsoever to do with a bicycle. This is interesting in light of the pedicab crash last year (golf carts apparently are being used to provide non-taxi shuttles in the immediate downtown area); and also wondering if this will generate an ACR? (Arizona Crash Report). I assume it would but you never know. For example, two of last year’s (see 2013 grid) bicyclist fatalities did not result in an ACR for various reasons; one a bike-MV collision on private streets, and another bicyclist hit-and-run with an ATV. An ACR is generally required if a crash involves at least on motor vehicle on a “trafficway”… see do-all-crashes-count for more.

With two passengers in back, Akopyan was going south on 75th Street toward Stetson when the cart passed over a slight depression in the road, blew its front axle, and rolled. The driver and passengers were thrown from the cart. Police don’t believe any of them were wearing seat belts.

Akopyan broke his ankle and passenger Paul Archer received minor injuries. Natalie De Pace of Gilbert, 29, broke her neck and lost several teeth, police say. All three were treated at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn. —

Date of incident: 6/29/2014, early morning hours.

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