Man injured after Aurora tornado overturns golf cart

AURORA - The father of a child competing in the Rocky Mountain Junior Golf Tournament was injured after a tornado touched down near Blackstone Country Club Sunday afternoon.

According to director of Gold League, the man injured was identified as John Leede.

9NEWS Reporter Steve Staeger says Leede suffered a broken wrist when the golf cart he was in flipped over trying to drive away from the storm.


Paul Cleveland, who was also in the golf cart, says they were driving up the 18th hole when the "horrifying" moment happened.

""The tornado hits us, picks us [and] the cart off the ground, then moves us about a foot," said Cleveland.

Cleveland looked down and saw his playing partner's father injured.

"We actually had to lift the golf cart off the side of his head," Cleveland said.

The man was treated at an area hospital and Cleveland said he is doing OK. There were up to 97 kids in the tournament at the time.

One construction trailer was flipped over also. It was empty.

The tornado sirens were heard going off in the area just after 1 p.m.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)


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