One dead, one in hospital after collision involving horse drawn buggy on Dec. 18

NORTH PERTH – Police say a child has died following a motor vehicle collision in North Perth earlier this week.

On Dec. 18, just after 4 p.m., Perth County OPP, Perth County Paramedic Services, and the Perth East Fire Department, responded to a serious motor vehicle collision involving a passenger vehicle and a horse drawn buggy on Line 71, west of Perth Road 140.

According to an OPP media release, the two occupants of the horse drawn buggy were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. One occupant of the horse drawn buggy, a 13-year-old, was pronounced deceased at hospital. The second occupant, an eight-year-old, was subsequently transported to a trauma centre. The driver of the passenger vehicle was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The horse also died as a result of the collision.

Police say the investigation is ongoing, and members of the West Region OPP Traffic Incident Management and Enforcement (TIME) team are assisting Perth County OPP with the investigation.

The area of Line 71 between Perth Road 140 and Road 146 was closed for several hours for the protection of emergency responders and to facilitate the investigation.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding this or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.