7 members of family hurt after pickup truck hits Amish buggy

Posted at 2:39 PM, Mar 16, 2017

Seven members of a family have been injured after a pickup truck struck their horse-drawn buggy on a mid-Michigan road.

A man, four women and two children were hospitalized Thursday morning.

Isabella County Sheriff Mike Main tells The Mount Pleasant Morning Sun that the Amish buggy was completely destroyed in the 8 a.m. crash in Rolland Township.

The horse was taken to a veterinarian for a possible leg or hoof injury.

Main says early morning sunlight, a frosty vehicle windshield and nearby hills may have interfered with the pickup driver's view. Rolland Township is southwest of Mount Pleasant.

The crash is under investigation.

Two children were hurt Wednesday morning after their horse-drawn buggy was struck by a SUV in Bloomer Township, northwest of Grand Rapids.