Hillsdale County man airlifted after collision

Courtesy: Corey Murray Hillsdale Daily News

HILLSDALE CO., Mich. (WLNS)- An Amish man has been airlifted to a Kalamazoo hospital after a countryside collision between a car and horse-driven buggy.

Just before 5:00 p.m. Wednesday Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to reports of a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of South Harrison Road and Reynold Road in Reading Township.

When they arrived they discovered it wasn’t a two-car collision.

According to investigators a vehicle had rear-ended an Amish buggy driven by a 30-year-old man.

The driver had a head injury and was bleeding and disoriented, but alert.

An air ambulance helicopter was called in from Western Michigan Air Care and airlifted the injured man to Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

As of how his condition is unknown.

A veterinarian was also called to the scene to euthanize the horse due to its injuries.

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