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UPDATE: Car collides with UTEP golf cart on Sun Bowl Drive

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Alberto Silva Fernandez
On Monday Jan. 31 UTEP police responded to an accident outside Sunbowl garage after a driver reportedly hit a pedestrian.

Editor’s Note 3:31 p.m.- This story was updated to include information released by UTEP police department.

Car collides with UTEP golf cart after inital reports of a pedestrian being struck by a driver near UTEP Sun Bowl parking garage Monday morning.  

The front of a gray Honda Civic appeared to be smashed in, as paramedics assisted the driver. Outside of the car, a pedestrian was seen lying on the ground as he received aid from first responders.

The Prospector contacted campus police and released a statement saying: “A minor accident involving a UTEP golf cart and a vehicle on Sun Bowl Drive on Monday. one person was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries as a precaution. No pedestrians were hit.”

The driver, who appeared to be a young woman, was put into a stretcher, and given aid. Eyewitnesses described her as agitated.  

The incident resulted in bumper-to-bumper traffic throughout Sun Bowl Drive and Schuster Avenue as police directed traffic.

According to UTEP Police speed limit on campus is 15 mph, and 5mph in all parking lots.

The Prospector will continue to provide updates as the story develops. 

 

Itzel Giron is the Audience & Engagement editor and may be reached at [email protected]; @by.itzel.giron on Instagram; @itzel_anahi_16 on Twitter. 

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Itzel Giron
Itzel Giron, Editor-in-chief
Itzel Giron is a senior multimedia journalism and creative writing student at UTEP. She started her journalistic career at The Prospector in the fall of 2021 as a staff reporter and is now editor-in-chief. Thanks to The Prospector and her tenacity, Itzel has had the opportunity to be an intern with KVIA Channel 7 at El Paso. Itzel is also a freelance journalist, and her work has been published in The City Magazine, Borderzine and Walsworth Yearbooks. After graduation, Itzel hopes to continue her passion of journalism by working in broadcast television reporting on politics, entertainment and news.
Alberto Silva Fernandez
Alberto Silva Fernandez, Contributor/Photographer
Alberto Silva Fernandez is a sophomore, majoring in Multimedia Journalism at the University of Texas at El Paso. He is a photographer for The Prospector and freelances covering the borderland. When he isn’t covering events Albert likes to study politics, play video games, and listen to music.
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UPDATE: Car collides with UTEP golf cart on Sun Bowl Drive