08 July 2008
Golfer begins legal proceedings against hotel following accident on holiday
A golfer who was involved in an accident has begun legal proceedings against a hotel.
Leonard Rossi claims that the brakes of a golf cart he was driving failed as he was approaching a drop of 15 ft.
As a result, he says he was forced to jump clear of the vehicle, landing on a gravel path and suffering cuts and bruises, the Glasgow Sunday Mail reports.
Mr Rossi is now suing the Roxburghe Hotel - which has 22 bedrooms and is located by the banks of the River Teviot among private woodlands.
Commenting on the accident, he said: "I was very shaken and bleeding and my two golfing partners helped me back to the hotel [,which] even charged me £30 for using the buggy."
Meanwhile, a hotel representative said the buggy had been subjected to rigorous testing following the incident and was found to be in "perfect working order".