2 injured after go-kart, vehicle collide in Kannapolis

KANNAPOLIS, NC (WBTV) - Two 15-year-old boys were hurt after a go-kart and a vehicle collided in Kannapolis on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Kannapolis Police, the crash happened at the intersection of Cook Street and Oakshade Avenue around 3:30 p.m. Foot To Floor Ride On

2 injured after go-kart, vehicle collide in Kannapolis

The accident report showed that the boys were driving the go-kart at 25 mph on Oakshade Avenue when they drove through the stop sign at Cook Street, striking a A 2007 Honda, traveling at 35 mph on Cook Street.

Both injured patients had been riding in the go-kart, police said.

Kannapolis resident Herb Sisk was outside when the crash happened and heard the collision.

“I was sitting on my porch and I actually heard the impact,” he said. “At first I thought it was two cars until I came up and looked and I realized it was a go-kart accident with some small children or young adults.”

Sisk said that while it’s unfortunate the kids were hurt, they likely shouldn’t have been on the road.

“It’s a sad event. I see them daily, sometimes weekly,” he said. “I like that they have a nice time, but they have to follow the laws and the laws of the road are that go-kart shouldn’t be out here.”

The juveniles were taken to area hospitals for treatment.

Nobody else was injured in the incident.

Charges are not anticipated against the driver of the Honda, according to police.

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2 injured after go-kart, vehicle collide in Kannapolis

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