Golf Cart Crushes Lawyer

Authorities aren't clear how the accident happened

By Ivanna Hampton
|  Friday, Nov 12, 2010  |  Updated 5:09 PM CDT
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A Kenilworth lawyer died this week in a freak accident while playing a round of golf at the Evanston Country Club.  

Larry Schad, a partner at the firm of Schad Diamond & Shedden, was crushed to death by his electric golf cart on Wednesday at the Skokie course,  authorities said. 

What happened is not exactly clear.

Skokie firefighters responded to a call of a "down golfer" at 4 p.m. Wednesday after another golfer saw Schad trapped underneath the cart pleading for help, the Chicago Sun-Times  reports.

"Another golfer first saw a cart, but there wasn't anyone around it. They came back a few minutes later and saw something under it ... a person," said Skokie Sgt. Michael Krupnik to the paper.

Authorities said Schad died of "multiple crushing injuries" and his death was ruled an accident. Skokie police are investigating.

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