Collision between motor vehicle and horse-drawn buggy sends two to hospital, injures horse and occupants of buggy

Peakes, Prince Edward Island – At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2nd, Kings District RCMP responded to a report of a vehicle that had collided with a horse and buggy on Route 320 in Peakes.

After hitting the horse and buggy, the vehicle lost control severing a Maritime Electric utility pole, and then landed on its side. It is believed the driver and passenger of the vehicle were ejected. Both individuals were transported to the QEH with non-life threatening injuries.

Collision between motor vehicle and horse-drawn buggy
Collision between motor vehicle and horse-drawn buggy

Thankfully, the occupants of the heavily damaged buggy were not injured. The horse suffered a cut to its leg and it’s hopeful that it will make a full recovery.

RCMP believe that alcohol was a factor in the collision and the investigation into the cause of the collision is ongoing.

Police would like to remind motorists to watch for buggies and slow-moving vehicles at this time of year. Horse-drawn buggies are quite common on P.E.I. year-round and at this time of year there is also farm vehicles and cyclists on our roadways. Drivers of motor vehicles are urged to drive with caution, obey road signs warning of slow-moving vehicles and share the road so everyone gets home safely.

Kings District RCMP



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