Amish Buggy Accidents

Every year, cars and buggies collide on America's highways and, quite often, people end up in hospitals or get killed. We have tried to keep up with buggy accidents since 2010.

 

August 19, 2014

Mercer, Pennsylvania – One woman is recovering with minor injuries at a nearby hospital in Mercer County after a car and Amish buggy collided Tuesday morning.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, both vehicles were traveling northbound on Route 158 when the driver of the car was not paying attention and accidentally ran into the back of the Amish buggy about 8 a.m. The buggy was severely damaged and the car drove into a ditch, badly damaging the front end.

State troopers said other than the one woman from the buggy, no one else was injured. They also advised motorists to use caution when traveling on the road with buggies.

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August 16, 2014

Erie, Pennsylvania - Two people were taken to the Hamot Medical Center in Erie after an accident Friday night involving a horse and buggy. Around 7:00 PM, Chautauqua County Sheriff's officers, along with Clymer, Sheridan, and Panama fire crews, responded to Route 474 in Clymer, where 67-year-old Ann Beebe of Panama was driving her vehicle westbound near the intersection of Wickwire Road and struck the horse and buggy, occupied by two adults and four children.

One adult and one child were taken to Hamot for treatment of their injuries, while the other four were uninjured. An investigation revealed that Beebe was intoxicated at the time of the crash. She is charged with DWI, speed not reasonable, failure to use due care while approaching a horse, and imprudent speed approaching a horse. Additional charges are pending.

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July 30, 2014

Easton, Maine - A SUV collided with a horse drawn carriage in Easton Wednesday morning. Police the car was traveling on the Conant Road around 6 AM. They say the driver did not see the buggy and when the driver attempted steer his vehicle to avoid the carriage, he struck the back corner and rear wheel.

There were 5 people on the buggy. No one was injured. The two horses pulling the buggy were also not injured. Police say no one is being charged.

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July 29, 2014

Clare, Michigan - Clare Police are looking for the driver of a car believed to have hit an Amish buggy earlier this month, slightly injuring the driver.

Clare Police Capt. David Saad said the accident happened July 17, and the driver of the buggy and witnesses told officers a silver or gray car with a poor paint job hit the back of the buggy while traveling southbound on McEwan Street.

The driver of the buggy was thrown into the roadway, and the horse ran off, around the corner onto Mary Street, Saad said.

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July 23, 2014

Oregon Pike, Pennsylvania - Three people, including a 10-year-old girl, were hospitalized after a horse and buggy collided with a motorcycle Tuesday night in West Earl Township.

The accident occurred just before 9:30 p.m. at Oregon Pike (Route 272) and North Church Street, just south of Dutch Lanes.

Preliminary findings indicated that 52-year-old Amos Glick, of Lititz, pulled his buggy onto Oregon Pike and into the path of the northbound cycle, according to West Earl Township police Chief Brian Brandt.

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July 20, 2014

East Hempfield Township, Pennsylvania - A Mount Joy-area family was injured when their buggy was struck by a vehicle Sunday in East Hempfield Township.

The horse and buggy was traveling west in the 2600 block of Harrisburg Pike around 2 p.m. when it was rear-ended by a westbound Buick Lacrosse, driven by an 86-year-old Lancaster County man, according to East Hempfield Township police Officer J.D. Sandman.

The impact caused the buggy, carrying a couple and their children - a 2-year-old boy and a 1-year-old girl - to flip off the right side of the road.

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July 20, 2014

Huntsburg, Ohio - A 13-year-old boy was taken to the hospital after his Amish cart was rear-ended by a Jeep Sunday.

Both vehicles were headed in the same direction near 16940 Chardon-Windsor Road. That's where the driver of the Jeep rear-ended the teen in his homemade horse-drawn Amish cart.

Highway Patrol officers say both vehicles went off the right side of the road. The boy was ejected.

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July 19, 2014

Pittsburgh, Indiana – At least one person was injured when a driver swerved out of the way of an Amish buggy in Indiana County.

Police say a car was traveling along Main Street in Plumville Borough and did not see an Amish buggy that had moved into oncoming traffic to make a turn.

The car then swerved into oncoming traffic, went through a garden and crashed into a utility pole.

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July 17, 2014

Trigg County, Kentucky - A father and son injured Monday in a wreck between a horse-drawn buggy and a van were treated and released from Trigg County Hospital the same day, according to hospital staff.

Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam said 47-year-old Albert Powell, driving a mini-van, rear-ended a buggy piloted by Cleason Martin, who had his 1-year-old son in the carriage with him. Martin’s horse also suffered a cut leg, but was otherwise unhurt. Powell and his passenger, Andrew C. Martin, went unscathed, though Powell has been charged with DUI.

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July 15, 2014

Ischua, New York - Authorities say a tip called in by a Facebook follower led to the arrest of the motorist who was involved in a hit-and-run accident with an Amish horse-drawn buggy on a western New York road.

State police say they posted information on the July 7 crash in Cattaraugus County on Facebook and Twitter. Troopers say a Facebook user called them with information on the vehicle and driver.

That led to the arrest of a 31-year-old woman from Cuba, New York.

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July 9, 2014

Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania - A person operating a horse and buggy was thrown out of the buggy as it was clipped by a car this morning on Route 304 just south of Mifflinburg, prompting the horse to dash into the borough where it ran into another vehicle.

The identity and condition of the person thrown off the buggy by the the initial impact is not known at this time.

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July 8, 2014

Ischua, New York - State police say they're looking for the driver of a vehicle that collided with an Amish horse and buggy on a western New York road, injuring three people and the animal.

Troopers say the buggy was traveling on state Route 16 around 3:40 p.m. Monday when it was hit from behind by a minivan in the Cattaraugus County town of Ischua, 50 miles southeast of Buffalo.

Police say the van's driver didn't stop after the impact knocked the horse and buggy into a roadside ditch.

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July 8, 2014

Pawnee City, Nebraska - A 57-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges related to a fatal collision with a horse-drawn buggy in southeast Nebraska.

Online court records say Vivian Cockrell, of Pawnee City, made her pleas Monday in Pawnee County District Court. She was convicted of motor vehicle homicide and misdemeanor misuse of a learner's permit.

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July 7, 2014

Ischua, New York - A minivan struck an Amish horse and buggy and took off after the collision injured the buggy’s occupants and the horse, State Police said.

Olean-based troopers were looking for the operator of a dark blue Chrysler minivan, which hit the vehicle on State Route 16 in the Town of Ischua in Cattaraugus County shortly after 3:40 p.m. Monday.

The horse and buggy, which was driving on the far right shoulder of the road, was hit from behind, and the impact of the collision sent the horse and buggy into a ditch.

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July 7, 2014

Cowanshannock Township, Indiana - An Indiana County man was injured in Cowanshannock Township in a crash involving a truck and a horse-and-buggy.

Police say that the crash happened on July 5th around 5:30 in the morning, as 20-year-old Jason Hall of Sagamore tried to pass a horse-and-buggy driven by Ruben Byler of Smicksburg on the left side, but turned too soon, and hit the driver’s side rear end of the buggy with the passenger side front end of the car. After the impact, the buggy went 20 feet before it was disabled. Hall pulled off to the right side to render aid. Both Byler and Hall were still on the scene when the state police from Kittanning arrived.

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July 3, 2014

Britton Run, Pennsylvania - An Amish buggy and cargo van collided shortly before 8 a.m. on State Route 77 near Briton Run. Both the van and the buggy were headed east on Route 77 when the collision occurred.

The driver of the buggy was thrown on impact and was taken to Titusville Hospital. No word at this time as to the extent of his injuries. The horse did not survive the incident.

The Spartansburg Fire Department was assisted on scene by Pennsylvania State Police.

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June 25, 2014

Crawford County, Pennsylvania - Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a car striking a  horse-drawn buggy on Cty Road B around 8 pm Tuesday, two tenths of a mile east of Davig Ridge Road in the Township of Utica.

Enos P Glick, 18, of Viroqua was operating  a  horse-drawn buggy  westbound on Cty Road B  when the left wheel of the buggy was struck by  a vehicle traveling the same direction. Gina M Sandvick,  33, of Gays Mills was the operator of the vehicle that struck the horse-drawn buggy. Sandvick stated she did not see the horse-drawn buggy due to the sun being in her eyes while going over the hill. Perry E. Glick, 45, and Andrew C. Shelter, 16, both of Viroqua, were passengers  in the buggy at the time of the crash.

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June 25, 2014

Parkman Township, Ohio - Five Amish passengers avoided serious injury after their buggy was hit by a car trying to pass them Tuesday night.

A female passenger was taken to University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center for a minor knee injury, said Ohio State Trooper Seth Klco.

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June 10, 2014

Shipshewana, Indiana - Overnight we learned a driver, who police say rear-ended a horse-drawn wagon in LaGrange County, is facing an OWI charge. The crash injured three people. 

It happened shortly after 10 p.m. at CR 1150 West and 250 North between Middlebury and Shipshewana. Police say both the car and wagon were headed east on 250 North. Two people in the wagon and the driver of the car were hurt and taken to the hospital; a third person in the wagon was not injured.

Late Monday night, there was no word on the extent of the injuries.

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June 5, 2014

Hillsdale, Michigan - An Amish buggy driver, Samuel Eicher, 26, sustained non-life threatening injuries, as did a minor child who was with him Tuesday morning.

According to the Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Office, Jason Adams, 37, of Montgomery Road, was traveling east on West Camden Road when he became distrated in the hilly area and struck an Amish horse and buggy in front of him.

Adams was cited for careless driving.

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June 4, 2014

Salibury Township, Pennsylvania - An accident involving a horse and buggy injured four children, two of them seriously, earlier Wednesday in Salibury Township, according to state police.

The owner of the buggy, 29-year-old Strasburg resident Naomi Fisher, was trying to tie up the horse at the Susquehanna Bank at 787 Route 41 when, at about 4:12 p.m., the horse pulling the buggy got spooked and took off across the parking lot, according to a state police press release. 

All four of the juveniles, two boys, a 6-year-old and a 3-year-old, and two girls, a 4-year-old and an 11-month-old, were thrown from the buggy as the horse ran east across Route 41 and rammed into a stationary 2007 Mazda 3, police said.

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June 3, 2014

Missouri - An Amish teen sustained “moderate” injuries in a wreck involving a car last week.

According to a report completed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Danielle Schlueter, age 27, of Curryville, was traveling southbound on Route M, south of Highway 54, in her 2013 Ford Taurus.

As Schlueter attempted to pass a “horse drawn carriage,” she struck the rear left of a second buggy.

The report states that 17-year-old Steven Wagler, also of Curryville, sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Pike County Hospital by a Pike County ambulance.

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June 2, 2014

Eden Township, Ohio - Two teen boys were injured when a car crashed into an amish buggy, in northwest Licking County.

Troopers say the driver of a PT Cruiser slammed into the back of the horse drawn wagon on Pleasant Valley Road, sending the 15 and 17-year-old boys to the hospital with head injuries. They say the driver of the car blames the crash on poor visibility due to sun.

Investigators say the teens had just pulled out of their family farm when they were hit from behind. The horses pulling the wagon weren't hurt, and another pair were brought in to take the busted rig home.

No word on charges. 

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EDEN TOWNSHIP (Rob Wells/Dawn Faugl) -- Two teen boys were injured when a car crashed into an amish buggy, in northwest Licking County. Troopers say the driver of a PT Cruiser slammed into the back of the horse drawn wagon on Pleasant Valley Road, sending the 15 and 17-year-old boys to the hospital with head injuries. They say the driver of the car blames the crash on poor visibility due to sun. Investigators say the teens had just pulled out of their family farm when they were hit from behind. The horses pulling the wagon weren't hurt, and another pair were brought in to take the busted rig home. No word on charges.

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EDEN TOWNSHIP (Rob Wells/Dawn Faugl) -- Two teen boys were injured when a car crashed into an amish buggy, in northwest Licking County. Troopers say the driver of a PT Cruiser slammed into the back of the horse drawn wagon on Pleasant Valley Road, sending the 15 and 17-year-old boys to the hospital with head injuries. They say the driver of the car blames the crash on poor visibility due to sun.

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June 2, 2014

EDEN TOWNSHIP (Rob Wells/Dawn Faugl) -- Two teen boys were injured when a car crashed into an amish buggy, in northwest Licking County. Troopers say the driver of a PT Cruiser slammed into the back of the horse drawn wagon on Pleasant Valley Road, sending the 15 and 17-year-old boys to the hospital with head injuries. They say the driver of the car blames the crash on poor visibility due to sun. Investigators say the teens had just pulled out of their family farm when they were hit from behind. The horses pulling the wagon weren't hurt, and another pair were brought in to take the busted rig home. No word on charges.

Read More at: http://www.myfox28columbus.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wsyx_teens-injured-car-hits-amish-buggy-32033.shtml
EDEN TOWNSHIP (Rob Wells/Dawn Faugl) -- Two teen boys were injured when a car crashed into an amish buggy, in northwest Licking County. Troopers say the driver of a PT Cruiser slammed into the back of the horse drawn wagon on Pleasant Valley Road, sending the 15 and 17-year-old boys to the hospital with head injuries. They say the driver of the car blames the crash on poor visibility due to sun. Investigators say the teens had just pulled out of their family farm when they were hit from behind. The horses pulling the wagon weren't hurt, and another pair were brought in to take the busted rig home. No word on charges.

Read More at: http://www.myfox28columbus.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wsyx_teens-injured-car-hits-amish-buggy-32033.shtml

Logan County, Ohio - Three local residents suffered minor injuries in an SUV-Amish flatbed trailer crash on State Route 235 just north of State Route 47 Saturday night around seven o'clock.

The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Nancy Conley, 49, of 116 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, was driving a 2003 Toyota Highlander southbound on 235 when she rear-ended a horse-drawn trailer operated by Menno Wagler, 60, of 299 State Route 235 North, DeGraff.

Conley, who was wearing her seat belt, suffered minor injuries.

Wagler and his passenger, Benjamin Wagler, 17, of 299 State Route 235 North, DeGraff, suffered minor injuries.

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June 1, 2014

Baltic, Ohio - Duane J. Hershberger, 15, of 3087 Pleasant Valley Road, Baltic, was listed in satisfactory condition in Akron Children’s Hospital on Sunday after he was hurt when the Amish buggy he was driving was involved in a traffic crash at 5:10 p.m. Saturday in Auburn Township.

State trooper Zach Warner of the New Philadelphia post of the Ohio Highway Patrol post in New Philadelphia said Hershberger, and Joseph J. Hershberger, 17, of the same address, a passenger in the buggy, both were ejected when the buggy was struck from the rear on Ragersville Road.

Warner said the buggy was hit by a Dodge Durango driven by Esther D. Keim, 52, of 2129 Steiner Road SW, New Philadelphia.

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May 30, 2014

Logan County, Ohio - A local man suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle-Amish buggy accident on State Route 235 north of State Route 47 Thursday afternoon around 3:50.

The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Christopher Scott, 40, of DeGraff, was riding a motorcycle northbound on 235 behind a buggy operated by Henry Wagler, 16, of DeGraff.

As Scott attempted to pass the buggy, Wagler turned left.

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May 25, 2014

Harristown Road, Pennsylvania - Five people were injured when an Amish buggy rolled over while negotiating a sharp curve in Paradise Township.

The buggy rolled over while going around a curve on Harristown Road, as it becomes Frogtown Road. The area is north of Route 30.

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May 24, 2014

Cherryhill Township Road, Indiana - Speed appears to have been a factor in an Indiana Countyaccident Friday afternoon in which two Amish women were thrown from a horse-driven buggy they were operating on a Cherryhill Township road, a state police investigator said.

The women are ages 18 and 21 and believed to be from a nearby Amish community. They were flown to Forbes Hospital in Monroeville.

Trooper Elmer Hertzog said Melinda Himes, 34, of Arcadia, Indiana County, was westbound on Route 286 shortly after 4 p.m. when her car struck the buggy from behind.

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May 23, 2014

Dublin, Kentucky - A Mayfield man was injured Thursday night when his motorcycle collided with an Amish buggy. According to the Graves County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened at 7:10pm in the 6000 block of State Route 339 South near Dublin.

Deputies said 68-year-old Ronnie Kennemore was traveling south on 339 when his motorcycle struck a horse and buggy in the rear. The buggy was occupied by an Amish family.

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May 19, 2014

Two people were injured among seven who were riding in a horse-drawn buggy that rolled in a ditch Sunday afternoon.

Todd County Sheriff's deputies and Clarissa Fire/Rescue personnel responded at 2:51 p.m. Sunday to a crash on Todd County Road 14 east of County Road 11 in Iona Township.

After the horse pulling the buggy was spooked by a passing motorist, the buggy entered the ditch, rolled and caused extensive damage. Two children were taken by Browerville Ambulance to Long Prairie Hospital.

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May 15, 2014

Pecatonica, Illinios - A runaway horse and buggy crashed into a Darlington squad car on Wednesday as the officer driving the squad intentionally got in the way of the rig so it wouldn't keep running on one of the city's busiest streets, authorities reported.

The horse was not hurt.

The crash happened at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Lafayette County Sheriff's Department said in a news release.

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May 14, 2014

Pleasant Hill, Ohio - The shattered remains of a horse-drawn buggy littered the roadway in the 1700 block of State Route 721, just north of State Route 718, Wednesday morning after a dump truck collided into the carriage.

The crash occurred at about 11 a.m. when the northbound buggy, was struck by the northbound dump truck.

The carriage had four passengers, an adult female, Ellen Grim, 36, of Arcanum, and three children, ages 5, 8, and 10.

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May 12, 2014

Island Falls, Maine - Four children from an Aroostook County Amish community were taken to the hospital after the horse pulling their wagon was struck and killed by a motorist near their home Monday afternoon.

Stephen Porter, 62, of Sherman was traveling west on Route 2 in Island Falls and passing the Daniel Miller residence just after 2:30 p.m., when a horse-drawn buggy carrying four of Miller’s children attempted to cross the road, according to information released late Monday night by Maine State Police Sgt. Chadwick Fuller.

The Millers are part of a southern Aroostook County Amish community, Fuller said in the release.

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May 1, 2014

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania - No one was injured when a horse and buggy and a truck collided shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday at May Post Office and Furnace roads in Eden Township, state police said.

The driver of the horse and buggy jumped off the buggy before impact.

 The horse died.

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