Sanford man dies after Villages golf cart crash

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 6:08 PM EDT

A Sanford man has died after the golf cart he was driving was involved in a crash a week ago in The Villages.

  • Sanford man dies a week after golf cart crash
  • FHP: Golf cart swerved out of golf lane into path of car
  • Richard Bolender, 79, was ejected

Richard J. Bolender, 79, was taken to Ocala Regional Medical Center after the June 7 crash. He died Tuesday, troopers said.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol crash report, Bolender was driving a golf cart that morning westbound on Talley Ridge Drive, east of Weaton Court, in a golf cart lane.

To pass a pedestrian in the golf cart lane, he swerved out into the travel lane and into the path of a 2005 Buick LeSabre, troopers said.

The Buick struck the golf cart from behind, pushing it into the curb. The cart overturned, and Bolender was ejected.

The 43-year-old driver of the Buick and a 2-year-old girl in the car were unhurt.