Horse and buggy file photo courtesy of © Can Stock Photo / WollwerthHorse and buggy file photo courtesy of © Can Stock Photo / Wollwerth

Infant injured in horse-drawn buggy crash

Police are investigating after an eight-month-old boy was thrown from a horse-drawn buggy in a crash east of Wingham.

The Ontario Provincial Police said on Sunday shortly before 5:19 p.m., a pickup truck, driven by a 20-year-old man, collided with a horse-drawn buggy at the intersection of Gorrie Line and Howick-Turnberry Road in Howick.  Police allege that the driver of the pickup failed to yield for the buggy.

The buggy was carrying six people, including the eight-month-old who was ejected from vehicle onto the roadway. He was rushed to hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.  The other five occupants suffered minor injuries.

No charges have been laid at this time.

This is the second horse-drawn buggy crash in the same area in just over a month.

The OPP is asking drivers to be wary of slow-moving vehicles such as horse-drawn vehicles and farm equipment, and to share the road.

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