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Ashland man seriously hurt when authorities say Ford Fusion collides with horse-drawn buggy

Authorities say the buggy was struck from behind.
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ASHLAND COUNTY, Ohio — A 43-year-old Ashland man was taken to the hospital Saturday afternoon with serious injuries after the horse-drawn buggy he was driving was struck by a Ford Fusion.

Authorities with the Ashland Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol say the incident happened around 6:10 p.m. on Route 96 near Township Road. When troopers responded to the scene, they reported finding a 2014 Fusion and the buggy off the south side of the roadway.

“The Fusion had heavy front-end damage and the buggy had heavy damage from the collision,” authorities said in a press release Saturday night.

Authorities say the buggy was traveling westbound on Route 96 when it was struck from behind by the Fusion. The Fusion’s driver and juvenile passenger were unharmed in the incident.

The situation remains under investigation. The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office, Ashland Fire / EMS and Gibb’s Towing.

No additional details were immediately available, but we will update this story if more information is released.

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