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8-year-old injured by golf cart in stable condition

POSTED: June 17, 2014 1:20 a.m.

An 8-year-old girl pinned under an overturned golf cart on Friday is out of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s intensive care unit.

Layla Moss was injured when the cart flipped while it headed downhill on a dirt path off Shoreland Drive off Lanier Islands Parkway in South Hall County. Layla is now in stable condition, her mother Kim Moss said Monday.

“She’s got a couple of internal injuries that they’re taking care of right now and watching,” Kim Moss said.

When admitted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, Layla received treatment for collapsed lungs, fractured ribs and other abrasions. Kim Moss said her daughter doesn’t remember what happened, and she said she does not believe her daughter pulled on the steering wheel, as previously reported.

In regard to what caused the vehicle to flip, Kim Moss said she does not know for sure.

“As far as knowing exactly what happened, I don’t know,” she said. “I haven’t even gotten the story of what exactly happened.”

Kim Moss was not present at the time of the incident, as Layla Moss was with a friend on the same street.

The Georgia State Patrol reported the driver of the cart was an 11-year-old and no charges would be pursued.

The doctors are treating Layla on a day-by-day basis, her mother said, and she may be released from the hospital soon.

“They’re hoping sometime this week, later this week,” Kim Moss said.


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