A school bus struck a woman crossing Pierson Road in a golf cart in front of the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida, early Thursday morning, March 7.
The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office released a statement Thursday afternoon identifying the driver of the golf cart as Louise Hollywood. Hollywood was crossing Pierson’s two-lane road at a place marked specifically for horse and golf cart traffic traveling to and from the Winter Equestrian Festival around 6:30 a.m.
Hollywood was ejected from the golf cart and suffered serious injuries. She was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center via helicopter, and Carol Delacy, who trains Hollywood’s horse said she’s currently stable. There was a teenage student on the bus at the time of the collision, and neither she nor the driver of the bus were injured. The statement indicates no drugs or alcohol were involved.
WEF management delayed the start of all classes at the horse show as Pierson Road was temporarily closed but could not comment on the accident.
“Any information regarding the accident itself will come from the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office since the accident was not on PBIEC property,” WEF’s statement reads.
Hollywood, who is from Ireland, is listed as the owner of a horse competing at the Winter Equestrian Festival in training with professional Carol Delacy.