Motorized Cart Accident Injures Multiple People at UIL Football Championships at Cowboys Stadium [VIDEO]
The end of three straight days of UIL Championship Football games at Cowboys Stadium had a turn for the worse after the final postgame trophy presentation.
A motorized cart got loose on the field and ran into a group of people at midfield. Lubbock Christian University’s Chris Due was working the event for the UIL and you can see him in the video get side swiped by the cart.
Hours after the accident, Due stated he was taken to the hospital and only suffered heavily swelling and “no structural damage”.
After watching the video of the accident, you can see that the end zone pylons (which are weighted) fell on top of the gas pedal of the cart. It’s surprising to see a cart like that left unattended. At the many football games I’ve covered over the years, usually the guy driving the cart after the game zooms around the field after the game and picks up all of the pylons and yard line markers.
According to the Associated Press, the cart also hit Spring Dekaney head coach Willie Amendola, who was being interviewed near the Cowboys midfield star, along with several others clustered about him moments after Dekaney had beaten Cibolo Steele 34-14.
FOX Sports Southwest footage showed a stunned Amendola falling backwards into the cart’s passenger seat as it continued rolling. He appeared to try unsuccesfully to gain control of the cart, spinning the steering wheel briefly, before rolling out onto the field. As Amendola rolled out of the cart, a pursuing field worker hopped aboard and disabled the vehicle.
The Houston Chronicle reported the most serious injury being a broken ankle suffered by a Houston reporter.