A car struck a horse-drawn wagon injuring both the wagon driver and the vehicle driver. The accident occurred earlier this month around 6:30 p.m. in Breda, Iowa. An emergency call summoned the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office to the scene.
An initial reconstruction of what happened during the accident is relatively straightforward. The horse-drawn wagon, moving west on the far right side of 120th Street was being driven by Daniel Dunn, 60, of Breda. The driver of a 2004 Buick Century was also headed in a westbound direction on 120th. Blinded by the bright setting sun, 42-year-old Jeff Grote did not see the wagon until he crashed into it. He had been unable to evade hitting it. It was completely destroyed from the impact. The collision occurred near the corner of Birch Avenue and 120th Street.
Both drivers were injured. Dunn was transported by ambulance to St Anthony Regional Hospital by Carroll County EMS with serious injuries. Grote was also taken to St Anthony Regional Hospital by the EMS of Carroll County with lesser injuries.
Two large horses had been pulling the wagon. Both were shaken and frightened but appeared otherwise unhurt. The collision pushed them into a ditch alongside the road.
The wagon was legally marked with slow-moving vehicle signs.
No charges have been filed.
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