St Johns County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Chuck Mulligan reported to Historic City News that a Virginia man was thrown off of a moving golf cart in a Vilano Beach subdivision yesterday; sustaining life threatening injuries.
31 year-old Christopher Chaplin was transported by Air-Ambulance to Shands Hospital Jacksonville with head trauma injuries sustained when he apparently struck his head on the pavement during the fall.
Chaplin reportedly was standing on the back of a golf cart being operated by 48 year-old Dorothy Murrell Donald; who resides on Coastal Highway. Traffic Unit investigators say that Donald was driving the golf cart north on Myrtle Street in the area of Fourteenth Street; west of Highway A1A.
It is not known if the cart hit a bump in the road or at what speed the cart was moving, however, investigators reported that the accident was a “single vehicle golf cart crash”.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation. No update on the victims condition has been made available as of this morning.