Five nurses hurt in Morgan Co. golf cart accident

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MARTINSVILLE, Ind. — A medical helicopter was sent to Bradford Woods in Martinsville after several people were injured in an apparent golf cart accident Thursday afternoon.

Emergency crews were dispatched to the Indiana University outdoor center around 1 p.m.

Five people were injured. According to a statement from Bradford Woods, all five were camp nurses. IU Health officials said five adult patients were taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital. One patient is listed in critical condition, one in fair condition and three others in good condition.

Authorities said the driver of the golf cart lost control on a paved path and went down a steep hill. The cart rolled on its side and all five passengers were ejected. One patient was taken by helicopter; the others were taken by ambulance.

“We have medical staff for all of our camps, and some of them were from Riley Hospital, and others were local nurses that we hire for the summer,” said Shay Dawson, director of Bradford Woods.

The nurses were at Bradford Woods as part of the staff for Camp Little Red Door and Camp Independence. No campers were involved in the accident.

“These are staff we work with on a daily basis, and, the camp community is very close knit and everybody is here obviously to serve the kids. It’s just terrible that this happened,” Dawson said.

The accident remains under investigation.

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