2 children injured when SUV strikes horse-drawn buggy

Posted at 1:54 PM, Mar 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-15 16:09:38-04

Two children have been hurt after the horse-drawn buggy they were riding in was struck by a SUV in mid-Michigan.

The crash occurred shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday in Bloomer Township, northwest of Grand Rapids.

The 23-year-old driver of the SUV was behind the buggy when she hit it near an intersection.

Montcalm County sheriff's deputies say the children -- ages 13 and 10 -- suffered multiple injuries. They eventually were airlifted to a Grand Rapids hospital with critical injuries. Their names were not released.

Deputies say the angle of the bright morning sun may have played a role in the crash.

The horse was injured and had to be euthanized at the scene of the crash.