Bandera, TX — January 9, 2018, Fonda Freeman was killed and Felicia Schoeneweis was injured due to an accident involving a horse and buggy.

Officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety reported that the accident happened at around 12:15 p.m. along FM 3240 near TX-173.

52-year-old Freeman was operating a horse-drawn buggy for her business, Cowboy Capital Carriage Service. 45-year-old Schoeneweis was a passenger. In a series of events not made clear, the horse and buggy was rear-ended by an SUV.

As a result of this collision, Freeman succumbed to fatal injuries. Schoeneweis was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Police did not report any charges or citations following the accident. Investigations are ongoing at this time.

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Commentary

It’s understandably difficult to see a horse-drawn carriage in areas where, for example, Amish communities operate them while it’s still dark out and they’re hard to see. This accident, however, seemed a bit more egregious. This happened in the middle of the afternoon on a relatively flat, straight road. I can’t help but wonder: how did this driver not see the buggy? I’m sure many people have their ideas as to what went wrong here, but all I can say is there no way to know for sure what happened here until an experienced professional looks into the accident. The sooner an independent investigation is conducted, the sooner this woman’s family can get the answers they deserve.

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