Car v. Horse Drawn Buggy Injury Crash in Montcalm County

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BLOOMER TOWNSHIP, MI – Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office responded to a car vs. horse drawn buggy crash on Fenwick Road west of Miner Road in Bloomer Township ,at approximately 7:54 a.m., on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017.

The investigation revealed that a 2011 GMC Terrain being driven by Tiffany Christiansen, aged 23 from Hubbardston, was travelling east bound on Fenwick Road when she collided with an east bound horse drawn buggy. The buggy was occupied by a thirteen year old and ten year old; both from Carson City.

The youths sustained multiple injuries and were transported to Carson City Hospital and later flown via Aeromed to Devos Children’ s Hospital in Grand Rapids with critical injuries. Christiansen had a five year old passenger and neither were injured.

Speed does not appear to be a factor in the crash however the angle of the bright, morning sun may have played a role. The occupants of the GMC were wearing safety belts as well as their air bags were deployed. The horse sustained significant injuries and was euthanized at the scene by the owners.

The Carson City Police Department, Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services, Carson City Fire, and Crystal Fire assisted at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

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