CEDAR CITY — A man was transported to the hospital Tuesday morning after the golf cart he was driving was struck by a car in Parowan, police said.

The incident reportedly happened at approximately 7:30 a.m. on 200 South near 1400 West.

Parowan City Police Chief Addison Adams told Cedar City News the golf cart driver was reportedly heading to work at a nearby hotel construction site when he pulled out onto 200 South, where the speed limit is 50 mph.

“The driver of the car said the car in front of him swerved to the left, which made him think, man, maybe a deer was running out in the road,” Adams said. 

“Next thing I knew, that golf cart was right in front of me,” Adams added, paraphrasing what the car’s driver told police.

Adams said he didn’t know the extent of the golf cart driver’s injuries. 

“We put him on a stretcher and loaded him into the ambulance,” he said, adding that the man was complaining of lower back pain, along with possibly broken ribs and leg injuries.

“He said he thought that he looked both ways,” Adams said of the golf cart driver.

Although the man wasn’t cited at the scene, Adams said he could still receive a ticket, pending further investigation.

“There’s an ATV trail along the side of the road all along 200 South, and that’s where they’re supposed to be unless they’re street legal,” Adams added.

This report is based on information provided by law enforcement and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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