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July 21. 2013 9:09PM

Country club worker injured in greens keeper’s cart crash in Goffstown

A teenager suffered significant injuries when he was thrown about 20 feet into the woods after losing control of a greens keeper’s cart at Stonebridge County Club in Goffstown Sunday night.

The victim, who appeared to be about 16, went by ambulance to Catholic Medical Center in Manchester with chest and back injuries. Fire Chief Richard O’Brien said the injuries “are serious but not life-threatening.”

The teenager, whose name O’Brien would not release, lost control of the cart vehicle between the 17th and 18th greens at the 161 Gorham Pond Road country club about 7:30 p.m. It plunged nose-first down an 8- to 10-foot embankment.

“It looks like he lost control of the vehicle on the cart path and was unable to regain control of the vehicle,” O’Brien explained. The victim works on the greens keeping crew for the country club, he said.

A greens keeper’s vehicle resembles an all-terrain vehicle more than it does a golf cart, he said.

Police are investigating.

O’Brien would not release the name of the victim because “he is being treated for injuries” and “he is also a minor.”

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