SEVEN PEOPLE suffered minor injuries when a runaway electric cart raced unmanned from an end zone to midfield and plowed into them after a high school football playoff game in Texas. The incident happened after Spring Dekaney beat Cibolo Steele, 34-14, to win the Texas 5A Division II football title at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington on Saturday night.
The cart toppled Spring Dekaney coach Willie Amendola, who was being interviewed near the Cowboys' midfield star logo with several other people clustered near him moments after the game.
Broadcast footage showed a stunned Amendola falling backwards into the cart's passenger seat as it continued rolling. As he tumbled out, a pursuing field worker hopped aboard and stopped the cart quickly. It was unclear why or how the cart began moving under its own power.
Winter Sports *
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