Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigating Crash Involving a Horse and Buggy-Hartly

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Hartly– The Delaware State Police is investigating a crash that occurred earlier this morning involving a horse and buggy.

The incident occurred around 7:21 a.m. Monday, November 13, 2017 as a 25-year-old female from Hartly was operating a 2014 Chevrolet Equinox southbound on Pearsons Corner Road just South of Yoder Drive.  A horse and buggy driven by a 51-year-old man from Dover was traveling directly in front of the Equinox and was subsequently struck in the rear.  The horse fled the scene, however was located uninjured on a nearby farm.

The operator of the Equinox was identified as Lauren Nickerson, was properly restrained and not injured.  Nickerson was issued a traffic citation for Careless Driving.

The 51-year-old man was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 111317 1224

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