NEW: Five Injured, Two Seriously, In Horse And Buggy Crash
Posted: July 4, 2014
Five people were injured this afternoon when a car and a horse-drawn wagon collided near Ottobine.
Sgt. Les Tyler of the Virginia State Police said emergency crews responded to the crash on Ottobine Road, near the intersection of Judge Paul Road, about 12:30 p.m.
Tyler said the wreck occurred when a southbound 1997 Honda Civic, driven by James Moshier, 78, of Waynesboro, attempted to pass the wagon.
"He went to pass and struck the left corner of the wagon," said Tyler, adding the wagon was all the way to the right side of the road and had all of the proper safety identifiers on it. "The wagon went off the road and overturned."
He said the wagon was driven by a man. The open-air wagon had four female children in the back.
Tyler said three of the children were taken by ambulance to Sentara RMH Medical Center. It's unclear how severe their injuries are.
Police say the driver of the wagon, and one child, were taken by ambulance to the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville with serious injuries.
Emergency personnel said no medical helicopters were available to fly.
The names and ages of those in the wagon have not been released, but Tyler said they were Mennonites.
Moshier, who was not injured, was cited for reckless driving, Tyler said.
Tyler said the horse was not injured.