BLOOMER TOWNSHIP — A pickup truck driver was ticketed after an accident which resulted in three women being thrown from a Mennonite buggy, as well as the death of a horse.
Troopers responded to the accident at 2:25 p.m. Sunday, April 19, on M-57 near Sloan Road in the Carson City area.
A pickup truck driven by Adam Most, 23, of Perrinton, was westbound on M-57 when it rear-ended a Mennonite buggy (previously reported as an Amish buggy by the Michigan State Police) that was also traveling westbound. The collision caused the pickup truck to roll over and three women to be thrown from the buggy.
The three women thrown from the buggy included a 17-year-old from Sheridan, an 18-year-old from Crystal and a 21-year-old from Hubbardston. All three women were taken by Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services to Spectrum Health United Hospital in Greenville to be treated for nonlife-threatening injuries.
The horse pulling the buggy was euthanized at the scene due to severe injuries.
According to police investigation, it appears Most had taken his eyes off the roadway, which caused the collision. Most was given a ticket for careless driving.