WEST BRANCH, MI – For those of us who have lived from mid-Michigan and up are aware to be careful when on the roads because it is not unusual to see horse-drawn buggies with Amish families on their way to or from a place near their community. We must share the roadways with them. It is actually a beautiful sight to see as they go about their way.
On December 18th, 2020, at approximately 10:45pm, troopers from the Michigan State Police West Branch Post were dispatched to a personal injury crash involving a horse-drawn buggy that occurred on M-65 near Anderson Rd in Iosco County’s Reno Township.
The buggy and passenger car were both traveling northbound on M-65 when the buggy was struck from behind. A 30-year-old man from Hale, who was driving the 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix, admitted he was distracted prior to striking the rear of the buggy.
The 32-year-old man who was operating the buggy, also from Hale and seven other occupants, ranging in age from 6 months to 34-years-old, were not seriously injured and did not require medical treatment.
This investigation remains open and is pending further investigation.
West Branch troopers were assisted on scene by the Whittemore Fire Department and Iosco County EMS.