Trooper’s squad car collides with horse and buggy

ELKHART, Ind. (WANE) An Indiana State Trooper crashed into a horse and buggy with his squad car late Sunday evening in Elkhart County after the buggy driver failed to yield the right of way according to investigators.

Trooper crash scene
Photo of crash scene provided by Indiana State Police

The crash took place at the intersection of State Road 13 and County Road 20 at 10:42 p.m.

Trooper Peter Bradley was driving his marked squad car north on State Road 13 when the horse and buggy, which had no functioning lights, pulled into his path. The horse ran from the accident scene and was found later at the buggy driver’s home.

Both Trooper Bradley and the buggy driver were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Bradley suffered injuries to his left arm while the buggy driver was treated for injuries to his foot, hip and back.

Police don’t believe alcohol or drugs played a factor in the crash.

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