By LYNNE TUOHY
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A trial is under way in a New Hampshire in case brought on behalf of a Vermont man who suffered traumatic brain injury when he was thrown from a swerving golf cart at New Hampshire Motor Speedway while volunteering to raise money for charity.
The wife of Roderick Jenks of Wilder, Vt., is suing golf cart manufacturer Textron and others in federal court in Concord for unspecified damages. Her husband was permanently disabled in the July 2006 accident, while volunteering to raise money for a children's fishing charity.
Lawyers for the couple say the employee driving the golf cart was reckless and the cart bore no warnings about safe operating speeds. They also claim the golf cart's design was defective and contributed the accident.
A jury was selected Tuesday morning.
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