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1 child, 1 teen injured after horse-drawn buggy rear-ended by car in Mecosta County

A 32-year-old woman was driving the vehicle, and police said she rear-ended the buggy that was traveling east on Pierce Road.
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AUSTIN TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A 9-year-old and a 17-year-old were injured Friday morning after their horse-drawn buggy was rear-ended by a vehicle in Mecosta County. 

The crash occurred around 8:30 a.m. on Pierce Road near 140th Avenue in Austin Township. 

A 32-year-old woman was driving the vehicle, and police said she rear-ended the buggy that was traveling east on Pierce Road.

A 17-year-old girl was driving the buggy, and a 9-year-old boy was a passenger. The boy was transported by Aero Med to a Grand Rapids hospital with serious injuries. The 17-year-old was transported to the DeVos Children's Hospital by Life EMS. 

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