Horse and Buggies driving on the roads are common in Waterloo Region.

July 02, 2015, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

A recent car accident In Wellesley Township involving a horse highlights the inherent dangers of driving around horse and buggy rigs. Horses alongside the roads are easily spooked and are unpredictable. When there is an accident it is rarely the car driver injured, but often the horse, and the buggy driver/passengers are seriously or fatally injured.

When a horse is injured it is usually put down by police at the roadside, and the people are taken to the hospital. Most of the people on buggies are Mennonites who do not have OPHIP and this complicates their situation even more.

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Any time you are driving and see a horse and buggy you should:

  1. NEVER honk your horn
  2. Always give them a wide berth when it is safe to pass.
  3. If you are coming towards them move as far away from the horse as you can.
  4. If you are involved in an accident with a horse DO NOT approach the injured animal as it can be very dangerous. Call 911 and attend to the people involved.

 

 

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