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Update: Myrtle Beach police officers involved in car crash while on golf cart released from hospital

Two Myrtle Beach police officers were injured after they were involved in a car crash while they were on a golf cart in downtown Myrtle Beach Thursday night and went to the hospital. The officers have been released from the hospital.

Two Myrtle Beach police officers suffered mild injuries when the golf cart they were driving hit the back of a car Thursday night.

At 10:20 p.m. a car was driving through the intersection of 2nd Avenue North and Chester Avenue after stopping at a stop sign, according to Corporal Sonny Collins with the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The golf cart struck the car near the rear passenger wheel, according to Cpl. Collins, who said the driver of the golf cart was at fault for driving without any lights. No charges are expected, he said.

Both officers were treated and released from the hospital, according to Lt. Joey Crosby, spokesmen with the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

The crash occurred near the Carolina Country Music Festival Kick-off party Thursday night at the former Myrtle Beach Pavilion site, between Eighth and Ninth avenues North.

“Overall everything went well,” Lt. Crosby said about the festival and traffic in the area, despite the crash involving the officers.

The CCMF is a weekend-long festival featuring country music stars, who will be performing on two different stages.

Contact ELIZABETH TOWNSEND at 626-0217 or on Twitter @TSN_etownsend.

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