Three injured in horse and buggy crash with motorcar


LAFAYETTE, Iowa (KWWL) — A motorcar struck a horse and buggy from behind, injuring the buggy’s three occupants Sunday afternoon.

The crash occurred close to the 24000 block of STH 81, within the city of Elk Grove, in Lafayette County.

Lafayette County Sheriff’s Workplace dispatch heart acquired a 911 name reporting a motorcar vs buggy crash with accidents.

Belmont EMS, Belmont Fireplace, Southwest Well being EMS and Lafayette County Sheriff’s deputies had been dispatched instantly.

The investigation into the crash decided {that a} 2001 Ford Windstar van struck a single horse and an open buggy, with three occupants, from behind whereas touring westbound on STH 81.

The horse, buggy and occupants had been pushed into the north ditch and all occupants had been ejected from the buggy.

The driving force of that van is 39-year previous Matthew J. Westemeier of Platteville, WI.

Westemeier was not injured within the collision.

The identities of the occupants haven’t been launched but, however all three are sustaining accidents from the crash.

One male occupant was transported taken to Southwest Well being Hospital after which airlifted to UW Hospital in Madison by UW Medflight, whereas one other male occupant was airlifted on to UW Hospital in Madison from the scene.

The third occupant was handled on the scene and launched.

The horse survived the crash and was returned to its proprietor.

This motorcar crash stays underneath investigation.

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