According to the Alvin Sun, 9-year-old Phillip Koterba and his 14-year-old sister were visiting an older brother who was house sitting in Manvel. The oldest sibling was not present when Koterba began driving the golf cart with his sister as a passenger. The golf cart accident took place when the boy drove the vehicle into a ditch where it overturned.
Both children were rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. While the sister was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, Koterba suffered a traumatic brain injury in the crash and died the following day.
At Vujasinovic & Beckcom, we can’t say it enough: during the summer months in Texas, the number of child injuries and child head injuries skyrockets. Be sure to protect your children from these summer accidents as best you can, by supervising your younger children, teaching your children about helmet safety, and providing your children with the information they need to stay out of dangerous or reckless situations.
If your child has been injured in an accident – and that accident was caused by the negligence of another party – speak to our Texas personal injury attorneys today about your case.