Three seriously injured in buggy accident
Published 4:27 pm Sunday, September 30, 2018
Virginia State Police (VSP) confirmed that four people were transported to the hospital, three with serious injuries following an accident Sunday morning that involved a vehicle and a horse-drawn buggy.
VSP Public Relations Director Corinne Geller said the buggy overturned along Route 15 in Buckingham County, less than a mile south of Route 640 shortly after 8:30 a.m.
“A 2002 Honda was traveling north on Route 15 when it rear-ended a horse-drawn buggy,” Geller said. “The impact of the crash destroyed the buggy and caused the Honda to overturn.”
The driver of the Honda vehicle, Haley Taylor, 18, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries. She was charged with reckless driving.
“An 18-year-old male who was operating the buggy and his 16-year-old male passenger and 20-year-old female passenger were all transported to a nearby hospital for serious injuries,” Geller said.
The horse did not survive the crash.
Geller said all lanes of Route 15 were re-opened to traffic by 9:35 a.m.