Authorities say a 10-year-old Amish boy has been hospitalized after the horse-drawn buggy he was driving collided with a tractor-trailer on a central New York road.
State police tell local media outlets that the boy was driving the buggy around 10 a.m. Tuesday on Route 8 in the Oneida County town of Deerfield, just north of Utica, when he made a sudden left turn onto another road and was hit by a truck following behind him.
Troopers say the truck driver wasn’t able to avoid the collision.
Police say the boy was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Utica for treatment of injuries that aren’t life-threatening. Troopers say two younger children riding in the buggy and the truck driver weren’t injured.
The horse had to be euthanized at the scene.