An overnight crash between a golf cart and SUV left two men dead and a third fighting for his life in the hospital. The incident occurred near Greenhouse and Towne Lake in Cypress, an intersection with low visibility at night due to ongoing construction.
Deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office received the call around 3 a.m. They said three men in their mid-30s were on the golf cart. Two died at the scene, and one was transported to the hospital in critical condition. The impact of the crash left the golf cart completely totaled.
“It’s a horrible situation. Driving around on a golf cart at three o’clock in the morning, you’re not real visible,” Major Susan Cotter said. “You look at the weights of the vehicles. The weight of a Cadillac SUV is tremendous as opposed to a golf cart. You’ve got a big weight differential when the golf car got hit.”
Officials said the man driving the Cadillac Escalade was transported to the hospital in stable condition. His two other passengers, a woman and a child, were not hurt.
Texas state law allows golf carts with a license plate to be operated on roads in a master-planned community with a uniform set of restrictive covenants and a county or municipality-approved plat. Cotter said the neighborhood falls under those criteria, but golf carts are only permitted to be operated during the daytime.
Reporters asked if either driver was speeding or driving under the influence, but investigators are still working to figure that out. They said they are still in the process of collecting video, witness statements, and evidence. Charges may be filed depending on the outcome of the investigation.