Horse injured when car hits Amish buggy

Horse and buggy
File photo

A horse’s leg was broken when a car crashed into the Amish buggy the animal was pulling, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash happened round 7 a.m. Sunday, on Highway 18 in Mount Hope Township.

Anthony Lopez Herrera, 29, of Montfort, was driving a Chevy Impala west on Highway 18, when he went to pass four buggies.

Herrera then hit a fifth buggy, also heading west.

Joseph S. Lapp, 24, of Fennimore, was in the buggy, along with Sarah M. Lapp and an 8-month-old baby.

Herrera’s Chevy hit the back of the buggy on the left side, according to a release by the Sheriff’s Office.

The horse suffered a broken leg in the crash, according to the release.

Joseph Lapp and the baby did not appear to have injuries, but officials say Sarah Lapp complained of pain in her shoulders.

All parties refused treatment at the scene, according to the release.

Herrara was cited for inattentive driving and unsafe passing.

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