Crash involves horse, buggy

Published 1:34 pm Monday, July 10, 2017

Virginia State Police (VSP) responded to a crash in Charlotte County on Saturday morning involving a horse and buggy, a car and a truck.

“A horse and buggy was traveling in the eastbound lane of Route 47 when a Ford F-150 pickup truck moved to pass the buggy in the westbound lane,” VSP spokeswoman Susan Rowland said. “As the pickup truck began passing the buggy, a Ford Taurus attempted (a) move between the pickup and the buggy, clipping both vehicles in the process and running the buggy off the right side of the road.”
Rowland noted that the buggy tipped over as it left the roadway, but the driver and four children inside were uninjured. She said the horse broke away from the buggy prior to it tipping and was not injured.  
“The driver of the Ford Taurus was transported to (Centra) Southside Community Hospital with minor injuries,” Rowland said. “The driver of the pickup was not injured.”
She added that charges are pending against the driver of the Ford Taurus.

Trooper W.T.  Dean II was called to the scene of the multi-vehicle crash Saturday at approximately 10:06 a.m., Rowland said.

The crash remains under investigation.