Dike, IA – Jon Espenscheid Killed in Golf-Cart Crash on Country Club Ln
Dike, IA (May 20, 2021) – A man operating a golf cart was killed following a collision in Dike on Saturday, May 15.
The deadly accident occurred at the 300 block of Country Club Lane at around 12:49 p.m. Local reports revealed that 56-year-old Jon Espenscheid was driving across the roadway in a golf cart in order to enter a golf course. It was at that time that Espencheid was hit by a southbound SUV.
Espenscheid sustained critical injuries and was taken to Sartori Hospital before being transferred to the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. He was later pronounced dead by attending medical personnel. No other injuries were reported.
An ongoing investigation into the deadly crash is currently underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Jon Espenscheid at this time.
Deadly Golf-Car Crashes in Iowa
Golf carts are great recreational and leisure vehicles, but they provide little protection for riders in the event of a collision. Since 1990, the number of golf-cart accidents has increased by nearly 300%. In the span of 30 years, the number of serious crashes involving golf carts taking place annually increased from 5,000 accidents to nearly 15,000 requiring treatment at emergency rooms.
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