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Car slams into buggy in Carroll County injuring multiple people & horse

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Posted at 9:41 AM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 11:05:47-04

CARROLL COUNTY — Several people were injured after a vehicle slammed into the back of a horse-drawn buggy in Carroll County on Sunday evening.

Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby says a 30-year-old woman was driving northbound on State Road 75 near State Road 300 N just after 5:30 p.m. when she ran into the back of the buggy, which was carrying 8 passengers.

The driver told deputies that she had leaned over to pick up something on the floorboard and didn't realize the buggy was in front of her until it was too late. She said she tried to brake, but wasn't able to stop in time before slamming into the back of the buggy.

All eight passengers in the buggy were taken to a Lafayette-area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, Leazenby said. The horse received minor injuries in the crash but is expected to be okay.

The driver was not arrested but is being cited for multiple traffic offenses, according to Leazenby. The accident remains under investigation.