An 82-year-old man has died after he was injured in a golf cart crash.
Paul McFall passed away at Vanderbilt, on Monday, Nov. 3 around 2:30 p.m.
According to the McCracken County Sheriff's Department, it happened in the 2500 block of Husbands Road at about 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
They say 68-year-old Brenda McFall, of Paducah, told them she had pulled the golf cart out of the garage so they could put the lawn mower back in the garage. She said as she pulled the golf cart out, Paul McFall, 82, of Paducah, was in the passenger seat.
Brenda McFall said she got out of the golf cart and began walking to the mailbox, but left the golf cart about 15-20 feet back from the road so that she would not have to turn it around to park it.
She said she heard the golf cart accelerating and before she could turn around, she was hit on the right side by the golf cart.
McFall said she fell to the ground and saw Paul McFall try to stop the golf cart from the passenger side.
According to deputies, while McFall tried to stop it, the golf cart went across the road and hit a ditch. McFall was thrown through the open windshield.
Deputies say Paul McFall had injuries to his head, right hand and both legs.
They say Brenda McFall had non-life threatening injuries to her right side, including her ankle.
Both were taken to an area hospital.
Once Paul McFall was able to be interviewed, deputies say he told them that he tried to move the golf cart closer to the road. He said he eased the gas pedal to try to move it slowly, but was unable to move his foot off of the gas pedal.
At that time, deputies say the cart hit Brenda McFall and kept going across the road.
Deputies say the road was shut down for about one hour.