An incident involving a golf cart in Peachtree City that has left a teenager dead is raising more questions than answers, as 11 Alive reports.
17-year-old Christopher Jordan Babilonia was found on Highway 74 just north of the intersection with Pachal Drive just before 11:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Police believe that Babilonia’s injuries are consistent with being hit by a car. However, there were no witnesses to an accident and there are no traffic cameras that can offer an explanation.
A golf cart that had no significant damage was found directly across the street from where Babilonia was discovered. The cart was found in a wooded area just off of a golf cart path that runs directly under Highway 74 just a mile from the teen’s home.
While Babilonia’s injuries indicate that he was struck by a car, the minimal damage to the golf cart has left police unsure if it was involved in the accident.
Skid marks were found near Babilonia’s body, and police are conducting tests to hopefully determine if the marks are fresh or old.
Babilonia’s family do not know what he may have been doing in the area or why he may have been driving a golf cart.
Peachtree City Police are asking for anyone with any information regarding the accident to come forward and call 770-461-4357 or text information to PTCTIPS.
To use a term that the late Keith Callan was fond of, in Peachtree City, golf carts are a bit ubiquitous. Almost every family in this planned community owns one of these low-speed, low-carbon-emission vehicles. Residents use these vehicles on designated paths for everything from picking up kids from school to picking up groceries. That said, many of the injuries suffered by people in golf carts involve children. 30% of the 147,696 people injured in golf cart accidents were children younger than 16 between 1990 and 2006.
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