3 children sent to hospital in horse and buggy crash with a minivan

Oxford County OPP say three young children and a man suffered serious injuries following a crash involving a minivan and a horse and buggy in Zorra Township.

Emergency crews were dispatched to Road 92 just after 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

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Const. Ed Sanchuk said it appears the van rear-ended the buggy and one child in the buggy was ejected.

That child along with the other two children, who are all under the age of 10, and their 41-year-old father in the buggy were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

In a second update, Sanchuk said all four were listed in stable condition.

Sanchuk said the horse was also injured but is expected to live.

The 87-year-old driver of the van was not injured but was charged with careless driving.

Sanchuk urged drivers who use back roads in Zorra Township to slow down.

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“This collision did not need to happen,” he said.

Road 92 was closed between 15th and 19th line for the investigation.

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