Man still in serious condition after Tuesday crash on S.R. A1A

INDIAN RIVER SHORES — A John’s Island Club employee remains in serious condition Wednesday after he was thrown from a motorized golf cart in a Tuesday two-vehicle wreck, officers said.

The man – identified as 49-year-old David Roman – remained hospitalized Wednesday at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce, Indian River Shores Public Safety Director Rich Rosell said. The crash closed State Road A1A for nearly two hours.

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Indian River Shores Lt. Albert Iovino talks about two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Indian River Shores where a man was ejected from a golf cart. The crash involved the golf cart and a Sedan. The man was flown to a trauma center in Fort Pierce, police said.

Posted by Nick Samuel on Tuesday, September 10, 2019


Officers said Roman was driving the golf cart westbound across the crosswalk about 2 p.m. Tuesday at S.R. A1A and John’s Island Drive. The driver of a white Lexus sedan, 77-year-old Beverly Hipkins, was traveling northbound when her vehicle crashed into the golf cart.

The wreck flipped the cart on its side and ejected Roman, officers said. Roman was flown to the hospital in Fort Pierce; Hipkins was not hurt, officers said.

Officers said Hipkins failed to stop for a red traffic light. It was unclear if charges were expected in the incident.

Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the collision.

Photos by Nick Samuel

This story will be updated. 



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