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Published on May 27, 2024
La Salle Township Man Seriously Injured in Golf Cart and SUV CollisionSource: Google Street View

A La Salle Township man is reeling from serious injuries after his golf cart collided with an SUV on Saturday night. Bart Flory, 65, was behind the wheel of a green E-Z-Go golf cart when he entered the intersection of South Dixie Highway and East Stein Road without yielding, leading to a harrowing collision with a Ford Escape, as reported by The Detroit News.

The incident occurred just before 9 p.m. According to authorities, Flory was ejected from a cart during the crash and was rushed to a hospital in Toledo, where he was listed in serious condition. Sarah Straub, the 39-year-old La Salle Township resident who drove the SUV, was unharmed in the collision; she had been wearing her safety belt, and her vehicle's airbags did not deploy. Alcohol is suspected to have played a role in the crash, although officials have not specified which party it pertains to, according to a release from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office obtained by WTOL.

Local law enforcement is seeking the help of the community. Monroe County Sheriff's Deputy Austin Graham has urged anyone with information to step forward and can be reached at (734) 240-7758. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) SPEAK-UP, as noted by WTVG.

The investigation into the incident continues, shedding light on the ongoing risks present where leisure vehicles and standard road traffic intersect. The crash is a stark reminder of the necessity for vigilance and adherence to traffic laws, regardless of the type of vehicle being operated. As this story develops, further information from the authorities is forthcoming.