Using only Emergency Room Statistics, The University of Alabama Birmingham concluded that there are in excess of 48000 golf car accidents a year and about 12000 people are seriously injured in them. Given that not all these people go to ER's, this number is probably ridiculously low. the Stats were compiled through 2005. Since Gas has gotten more expensive and more peeps have retired, the number of cars is probably up and the number of accidents should be correspondingly up.
Also, the study didn't count the ones that were picked up by the Coroner/Medical Examiner.
Oh, more than half of these injury accidents didn't happen on golf courses. Of course we've eliminated some accidents in this category by variously naming them "Neighborhood Vehicles"
Happy Trails, Neighbor.