ROME TOWNSHIP — A 16-year-old Centerville boy was taken by Spartansburg Ambulance to Corry Memorial Hospital as the result of a two-vehicle crash in Rome Township at 7:05 p.m. Monday.

State police at Corry reported the 16-year-old was westbound on Farrington Road in a horse-drawn buggy, approaching the intersection with Vrooman Road, where he stopped at a stop sign. He then pulled forward into the path of a 2000 Ford Windstar van driven by Geri Lynn Whitney, 37, of 20470 Route 89, Spartansburg, who was southbound on Vrooman Road, approaching the intersection with Farrington Road.

Police said Whitney applied the brakes to her van but was not able to avoid hitting the front end of the buggy. The van and buggy both continued together to the side of Vrooman Road.

The buggy was upside down, with part of it resting on top of the van, which sustained moderate damage.

Police said the boy suffered injuries to his right arm and right foot.

Whitney, who was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, was not hurt, police said.

The buggy sustained major damage.

The horse was not injured.

Spartansburg Volunteer Fire Department and EmergyCare also responded.

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