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Riders injured when horse-drawn wagon hit from behind in Concord Township

November 17, 2019 News Extra

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A woman was life flighted to a nearby hospital after the horse drawn wagon she was riding in was rear ended by car traveling westbound on North Washington Road on Sunday

CONCORD TWP — A family's fun outing on a crisp autumn day turned scary Sunday afternoon when a car rear-ended their horse-drawn hay wagon they were riding on Route 138 in the township, authorities said.

The 3:45 p.m. crash upended and destroyed the wooden wagon, apparently throwing off and injuring its three occupants, who all live nearby.

Tina L. Porter, 52, was flown from the scene by medical helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital with injuries that her father said included a cut and a bump on the back of the head. She also had right shoulder pain.

Porter was riding on the wagon that was hitched to a team of two horses that her husband, Brandon W. Porter, 38, was leading. Tina Porter's 8-year-old grandson was also on the wagon.

The boy suffered an apparent minor foot injury. Emlenton Area Ambulance took him to Butler Memorial Hospital. Karns City Regional Ambulance took Brandon Porter to the Butler hospital to be examined for unknown injuries also believed to be minor.

The horses also appeared to have been cut but any injuries were not immediately known.

Justin D. Fierst, 30, of Hilliards, who was driving the 2013 Nissan Sentra, and his wife, Kaitlin S. Fierst, 24, a passenger, went by private vehicle to the Butler hospital to be evaluated for possibly minor injuries. Kaitlin may have been cut by flying glass, authorities said.

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