Illinois attorney crushed to death by own golf cart
Illinois attorney crushed to death by own golf cart at Evanston golf course
By Doug Mead, Nov 12 2010
When Skokie, Illinois firefighters received a 911 call about a “down golfer” at the Evanston Country Club, they arrived to find a Kenilworth, Illinois attorney trapped under his own golf cart.
Larry Schad, a personal injury attorney, was crushed to death by his electric golf cart at the course in Skokie, Illinois.
While it is unclear how the event happened, authorities report that a nearby golfer saw Schad trapped underneath the cart and was pleading for help.
In comments made to the Chicago Sun-Times, Skokie Sgt. Michael Krupnik said, “Another golfer first saw a cart, but there wasn’t anyone around it. They came back a few minutes later and saw something under it … a person.”
Schad was removed from underneath the cart, but authorities were unable to revive him. His death was the result of “multiple crushing injuries,” and the death was ruled an accident.