An accident south of Rice Sunday afternoon, Oct. 18, severely injured a 77-year-old Rice man, who remains in the hospital, listed in critical condition.
The accident happened at about 3:10 p.m., the man who was injured, Edward Ringwelski, was driving his golf cart southbound on West Lake Road in Watab Township when it collided with a pickup track that was backing out of a driveway into West Lake Road.
The driver of the pickup, James Truwe, 45, Medina, was not injured.
First responders to the scene applied life-saving efforts before Ringwelski was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital.
West Lake Road is about five miles south of Rice just off of Highway 10.
The Benton County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Rice Fire Department First Responders unit, the Minnesota State Patrol and Gold Cross Ambulance.
The accident remains under investigation.