A 77-year-old man was struck and fatally injured by a golf cart Tuesday at an Aguanga mobile home park.
The pedestrian, an Aguanga resident whose name was withheld pending family notification, was hit about 10:10 a.m. at the Rancho California RV Park in the 45500 block of state Route 79, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Officer Mike Lassig said the victim was walking on Santa Fe Lane, initially heading in a westerly direction. About the same time, a 73-year-old resident of the park was driving his EZ-Go Golf Cart roughly 10 mph eastbound, according to Lassig.
He said that as the cart driver approached the victim, the latter turned to go south, crossing in front of the oncoming cart.
“The front end of the golf cart collided into the victim … (who) landed on the asphalt roadway, causing major head trauma,” Lassig said.
A patrol officer and Riverside County Fire Department paramedics reached the location within a few minutes and found the man in dire need of medical attention.
A Cal Fire helicopter crew airlifted him to Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar, where he died about 2 p.m., according to Lassig.
The golf cart driver, whose name was withheld, was taken to Rancho Springs Hospital in Murrieta as a precaution. He was examined and released a short time later.