Police locate car that hit horse-drawn buggy in Easton

Posted Nov. 11, 2013, at 6:49 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 11, 2013, at 9:29 p.m.

EASTON, Maine — Maine State Police have located the car believed to have struck a horse-drawn buggy Monday afternoon.

Neither the horse nor the 16-year-old operating the buggy were injured, Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety said in a press release issued a few hours after the accident. The buggy was destroyed.

The buggy was traveling south on Route 1A about 3 p.m. Monday when a car traveling south struck it, pushing it off the road onto a lawn, McCausland said. The boy, who is not being identified because he is a juvenile, was thrown from the buggy but not hurt.

There is an Amish community in Aroostook County that regularly uses horses and buggies for transportation.

The car was described in the press release as a newer style black Volkswagen that should have front-end damage.

No information about who was driving the car or who owned it was released Monday night. McCausland did not say where or how the car was found.

More information is expected to be released Tuesday, McCausland said in an email sent about 9:15 p.m. on Veterans Day.