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Five hurt, one seriously, in crash between buggy and pickup

Location of Georgian Bluffs in Ontario.

Location of Georgian Bluffs in Ontario.

Five people were injured, one seriously, in a collision between a horse-drawn buggy and a pickup truck in Ontario, Canada.

The accident happened shortly after 7.30am on Saturday northwest of Owen Sound, in the township of Georgian Bluffs.

Grey County Ontario Provincial police reported that the pickup truck overtook the horse-drawn buggy while travelling north along Grey Bruce Line and during the manoeuvre there was contact between the buggy and the truck.

While five occupants of the buggy escaped with minor injuries, one youth suffered injuries described as life-threatening. He was flown to Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto.

Two horses were injured, although the extent of their injuries is unclear. A vet attended the scene.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident.

 

 

 

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  1. Don says:

    The truck hit the wagon square on pushing the wagon and the horses quite a distance all the men and boys were thrown from the wreck and all were taken to hospitals with varying degrees of injury. The one boy who was so badly injured that his close friends could not recognize him, died at Sunnybrook. His father and a mother young man had head injuries and are still in the London and Hamilton hospitals. The last two were released later Saturday with the minor injuries. Many question what the two in the truck were doing not to see the wagons on a straight piece of road heading north on a clear morning.

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