Die slagoffers van Rosenberg, wat twee kinders ouderdomme ingesluit het 14 en 4, verlede Saterdag omstreeks gesterf het 11:30 nm. na Miguel Espinoza, wat dronk was, blew through a stop sign in his SUV and crashed into a Dodge pickup truck and the golf cart, Galveston Police told Fox26 Houston.
The collision also left two people in critical condition and Espinoza, who is charged with four counts of intoxicated manslaughter, is being held on $ 400,000 verband.
“The city of Galveston sends our thoughts and prayers to all the families that were involved in this accident,” Mayor Craig Brown said.
At a Galveston City Council meeting Thursday night, members discussed new restrictions for the 1,743 permitted golf carts in the city, including banning children under 12 from riding in them, prohibiting nighttime driving and banning golf cart rental companies outright, Fox26 Houston reported.
The ideas were met with mixed reviews. A vote could come in late August.
“I am a pro-businessperson, I support small business, large business, but I would not be opposed to taking an approach to banning rental golf carts,” said Councilmember Marie Robb. “And I have friends who have companies. I feel bad. I know it would be a financial hurt to them.”
But Brown suggested such a move would go too far.
“I think for us to have all of a sudden, a knee-jerk reaction and shut down an entire industry just because we have rightly so, a gruwelike ongeluk, that was caused by an allegedly drunken driver,” hy het gesê, according to Fox26 Houston. “To close a whole industry down for that, I think is an overreaction on this.”
Galveston Police told the station that out of the 32 golf cart accidents between June 2021 tot Augustus 2022, 12 resulted in injuries, two of which led to deaths.