An eastern Iowa man is in the hospital after being seriously injured in an accident involving a golf cart.

At about 10:30pm Sunday (Sept. 3), the Linn County Sheriff and area emergency workers were called to the intersection of Covington Road and Vinton Street in Palo, on the report of a traffic accident involving a golf cart.

The driver, 51 year old James Yount of Palo, had attempted to make a left turn, when he apparently fell out of the golf cart, onto the road. He was the only occupant of the cart.

Emergency personnel found his 1986 Yamaha golf cart in a nearby ditch.

Yount was air-cared to University Hospitals in Iowa City with what appeared to be life-threatening injuries. A condition report was not available.

The Linn County Sheriff and Iowa State Patrol are investigating the incident.

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