PERTH EAST A horse walked away after colliding with a car and rolling over its roof.
A 27-year-old Amish man in Perth East was travelling in a horse and buggy on Perth Road 131 on Jan. 24 when the horse crossed the centre lane. An oncoming Hyundai Elantra slammed into the horse, causing the animal to flip onto the car, roll over the roof and land on the other side.
The horse suffered minor bruises and cuts, and walked to a nearby farm where it was treated.
The car was not so lucky, as the roof and windshield buckled under the weight of the horse. The driver and passenger of the car, along with the driver of the buggy, suffered minor injuries.
The Amish in the area generally use standardbred horses. A grown standardbred horse commonly used in harness racing is generally 60 to 64 inches tall and weighs between 800 to 1,000 pounds.
The driver of the buggy was charged with failing to share the road.