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Illinois Man Dies After Falling From Golf Cart
CBS News St. Louis ^ | May 5, 2014 | AP

Posted on 05/05/2014 12:03:25 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll

HEBRON, Ill. (AP) - McHenry County officials say a northern Illinois man has died after falling off the back of a golf cart.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office says 20-year-old Stephen Canfield of Harvard died in the early Sunday accident. Police say Canfield was riding on the back of a golf cart on a roadway in Hebron Township when he fell for unknown reasons. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

(Excerpt) Read more at stlouis.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: golfcart; illinois
Tall cart?
1 posted on 05/05/2014 12:03:25 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Drunk more than likely. Who knows?


2 posted on 05/05/2014 12:05:14 PM PDT by Mathews (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV), Luke 22:36 (NIV))
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To: Da Bilge Troll
I'm sure there was no alcohol involved.
3 posted on 05/05/2014 12:05:34 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Who knew golf was such a dangerous game?


4 posted on 05/05/2014 12:05:41 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
The only time I've ever fallen off of a golfcart and hurt myself is when I placed a park bench over the front seat for elevation. And I had brought a screwdriver to undo the limiter on the throttle (good for earning a bit of money, when you wager on a golfcart race).

Yes, alcohol was involved.

5 posted on 05/05/2014 12:08:26 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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Forgot to mention, I rolled the golfcart.


6 posted on 05/05/2014 12:09:13 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Familiar with the course but never feared playing it. Guess I’ll use the pull-cart if I do.


7 posted on 05/05/2014 12:09:40 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Was this guy kind of feeble or something? Must have hit his head, it’s the only way this makes any sense.


8 posted on 05/05/2014 12:09:42 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

“early morning” accident means the wee, drunken hours after midnight.


9 posted on 05/05/2014 12:09:47 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Perhaps he died prior to falling off the cart. God knows. Yet I smell a lawsuit in the making.


10 posted on 05/05/2014 12:11:02 PM PDT by kindred (They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy. Salvation by Lord Jesus only!)
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To: Da Bilge Troll
Dang. A friend of my son's fell 40 feet a few weeks ago. Unconscious, skull fracture, and bleeding out the ears when the medics arrived. A week later he was walking and talking! (But still has memory issues).

And this poor guy falls out of a golf cart.

11 posted on 05/05/2014 12:12:11 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: GeronL
Police say Canfield was riding on the back of a golf cart on a roadway in Hebron Township when he fell for unknown reasons. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Apparently out on a street and no doubt the three were doing stupid things in the golf cart. Agree he either had a coronary or suffered a traumatic brain injury when his head hit the pavement. That's why I did all my stupid things in a golf cart on the turf.

12 posted on 05/05/2014 12:13:27 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Too bad it wasn’t zer0.


13 posted on 05/05/2014 12:14:39 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Illinios?

Golf Cart?

One can only hope.


14 posted on 05/05/2014 12:17:03 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: mabarker1

lol


15 posted on 05/05/2014 12:17:30 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: 1rudeboy

I know too many people seriously injured on golf carts. Some with multiple surgeries as a result. Lived next to a neighbor that worked at a trauma hospital where many patients with missing arms and legs from golf carts. They are actually very dangerous. Alcohol or not.


16 posted on 05/05/2014 12:17:47 PM PDT by No Socialist
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To: Da Bilge Troll

“...20-year-old...”

Wow... sad.

He could have broken his neck when he hit the ground.


17 posted on 05/05/2014 12:18:11 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: No Socialist

Yeah, I was stupid. And drunk. I could’ve been killed. As it was, I made it home with severe abrasions and contusions on one leg.


18 posted on 05/05/2014 12:20:43 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Mathews

Dead drunk, apparently.


19 posted on 05/05/2014 12:22:19 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Mastador1

A young mother died here a few years ago falling from a golf cart. Nothing dangerous going on. She leaned wrong way and fell out. Hit her head when she didn’t put out her arms and instead held her chold close to protect him. Golf carts are moving vehicles


20 posted on 05/05/2014 12:23:46 PM PDT by Josa
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Nature’s way is often sad to witness.


21 posted on 05/05/2014 12:24:45 PM PDT by polymuser
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To: Da Bilge Troll

A friend of a friend died exactly like this back in 2011. He was only in his early 30s and it was extremely shocking.

You just never know when your time on this Earth is up.


22 posted on 05/05/2014 12:29:01 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Resolute Conservative

Heck at this point I’d take plugs or even x42...


23 posted on 05/05/2014 12:30:19 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: No Socialist

They are not dangerous unless you are mis-using them. For their intended purpose(s) - including the way they are used in some residential communities to get around - they are very safe.


24 posted on 05/05/2014 12:33:53 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: 1rudeboy

My brother rolled a golf cart. The spray of clubs through the air was quite lovely, viewed from sitting in the cart behind him.

I understand the view in the cart was not quite so lovely.

A beer a hole makes for interesting play by the time you get near the end. Yeah, we were young.

We once had to borrow the tractor to pull a cart out of the lake at the same course. Not exactly a country club, more of a country boy recreation place.


25 posted on 05/05/2014 12:35:39 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Constitution Day

Sorry to hear that. Was there alcohol involved?


26 posted on 05/05/2014 12:36:56 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Harvard Ill. or Harvard U?


27 posted on 05/05/2014 12:38:26 PM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: thackney
I didn't even have golf clubs, but paid the green fee and for the cart.
28 posted on 05/05/2014 12:39:12 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Mathews

Tim Conway used to have a skit about this in the 70’s on the Carol Burnette Show. The cart would tip over on it’s side and lie there helpless, like a tipped turtle or an Angel fish


29 posted on 05/05/2014 12:52:38 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Yes, unfortunately. He was horsing around on the cart while driving between holes and it flipped over on him.


30 posted on 05/05/2014 12:53:02 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Mastador1

I fell out of a speeding go-kart in a parking lot once, I survived intact


31 posted on 05/05/2014 1:00:26 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: mulligan

Hebron, Ill. is near Harvard, Ill. Just fyi, although I’m guessing you were joking.


32 posted on 05/05/2014 1:03:59 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: GeronL

Sometimes all it takes is that one freek impact to bruise the cantaloupe in just the right way. I remember when I was 7 and stealing a ride on the back of bread truck the driver saw me and started spedding, I jumped off an my friend ran up laughing “two flips and a summersault”! I survived but would never do it again.


33 posted on 05/05/2014 1:15:04 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: 1rudeboy

Makes sense, they would have just added weight and slowed you down.


34 posted on 05/05/2014 1:15:16 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Da Bilge Troll
This happened last year to someone I knew. She fell off of a golf cart and hit her head on the pavement.

-PJ

35 posted on 05/05/2014 1:21:22 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

In related news, President Barack Obama has filed for hazardous duty pay, retroactive to January 20, 2009 ....


36 posted on 05/05/2014 1:51:41 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: Da Bilge Troll
The "scene of the crime" ? Stated to be "headed south on Johnson Road, just north of Illinois Route 173..." and this looks like a good "bump" just ahead, where there's a culvert under the road. Could be. I don't see any golf courses in the area.
37 posted on 05/05/2014 3:03:55 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Da Bilge Troll

It wasn’t the fall that killed him, it was the sudden stop.


38 posted on 05/05/2014 3:08:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Musta had a bad “driver”!


39 posted on 05/05/2014 3:18:01 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is my tag!)
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To: dr_lew

... well, the way they were headed, they were about 4 miles from Oak Grove Golf Course if they headed west from there on Rt. 173. If this was part of a planned circuit starting out going north then east, cutting south to the scene of the accident, it would have amounted to about 10 miles or more. Dunno. They got into it somehow.


40 posted on 05/05/2014 3:18:41 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Mathews

He only had 2 beers before the accident.. and he is 6’3 and 250lbs.. he wasn’t drunk


41 posted on 05/05/2014 6:27:12 PM PDT by Stephens brother
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To: C. Edmund Wright

They are very prone to tipping over. Hilly golf courses, sharp turns. Their intended purposes are for golf courses. When adult golfers are ending up missing limbs or killed, they are not safe. Add teenagers just getting around neighborhoods and goofing off and they are a hazard.

Don’t get me wrong, I like golf carts, but too many people think they are just a fun way to get around. Any fooling around and some plain stupidity has resulted in serious injury.

Walking is probably a healthier and safer way to get around the neighborhood.


42 posted on 05/05/2014 6:59:49 PM PDT by No Socialist
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To: Stephens brother

Didn’t see that. Any info on what they were up to?


43 posted on 05/05/2014 7:08:37 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: No Socialist

your response actually proves my point…...


44 posted on 05/05/2014 7:17:32 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Yikes. RIP.


45 posted on 05/05/2014 10:32:03 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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