Golf cart on roadway in New York rear-ended by car

by William Mattar | November 30th, 2011

November 30, 2011

Two teenagers are hospitalized after they drove a golf cart onto a western New York rural highway this past weekend, according to Wall Street Journal.

The incident occurred just after midnight on Saturday in the town of Byron, west of Rochester, on Route 237. An 18-year-old female was driving the unlighted, slow moving golf cart on the highway when a car crested a hill and hit the golf cart from behind.

The golf cart driver and her passenger, an 18-year-old male, were ejected from the cart, thrown into the roadway. Both suffered head injuries. The cart then crossed both lanes of traffic and struck a parked vehicle.

The young man who suffered head-trauma and other internal injuries was transported by Mercy Flight helicopter to Strong Memorial Hospital where he is listed in guarded condition in the Trauma Intensive Care Unit.

The young woman suffered head and facial injuries and was transported to Strong, where she is listed in stable condition.

The 19-year-old driver of the car was unhurt.

Deputies say alcohol is considered a factor in the accident.

The accident is still being investigated by the Genesee County Sheriff‘s office, and charges are pending against the operator of the golf cart.

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