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.


October 22, 2104

Goshen, Indiana - A 15-year-old girl was taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 21, after being ejected from a buggy on S.R. 13, south of C.R. 36.

Shirley Conrad, 67, of Ligonier, was traveling southbound in a sedan on S.R. 13 when she rear ended an animal-drawn buggy which was also traveling southbound, according to a news release from the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department.

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October 22, 2014

Arthur, Illinois - Douglas County authorities say at least one person has been hospitalized and a horse has been fatally injured after a crash involving a buggy and two other vehicles.

The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports ( Douglas County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Peter Buckley said Tuesday the accident happened Friday near Arthur. Buckley says a GMC truck swerved and it a Jeep, and one of the vehicles hit the horse-drawn buggy.

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October 20, 2014

Derry Township, Pennsylvania - Crews work to clear the scene of an Amish buggy accident Sunday afternoon in Derry Township. According to Mifflin County Regional Police Cpl. Art Stanton, the driver of a Chevrolet was traveling west on Freedom Avenue in the area of the Mifflin County Commons when she did not stop in time to prevent herself from hitting the buggy. Stanton said the buggy was carrying seven people.

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October 13, 2014

Middlefield, Ohio - Authorities say a two-vehicle accident in northeast Ohio has sent 10 people to hospitals -- including eight members of an Amish family that lives in the area.

The Amish family -- a father, mother and six children ages 3 ½ months to 15 -- was riding in Chevrolet Traverse SUV when it was hit by a van in an intersection in Middlefield Township, an area with a large Amish population east of Cleveland. It happened at about 9 p.m. Sunday.

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October 10, 2014

Ashland, Ohio - One person was seriously injured in an accident involving a car and an Amish buggy on Thursday evening in Ashland County. The Ashland post ofThe Highway Patrol said the accident took place on U.S. Route 42 south of its intersection with State Route 89 just before 8pm. The patrol said the male victim was taken to Samaritan Hospital in Ashland and was later transported to the OhioHealth MedCentral Hospital in Mansfield. The accident remains under investigation.

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 October 7, 2014

Bloomfield, Iowa - An accident involving an Amish buggy and a pickup truck Monday morning resulted in the buggy driver being life flighted.

At approximately 7:57 a.m. Monday, the Davis County Sheriff's Office received a call that there had been an accident on Ice Avenue south of Drakesville. Upon arrival at the scene, Chief Deputy Josh O'Dell says they found that a pickup truck had struck the back of a buggy. The driver of the truck was OK, O'Dell reported, but the driver of the buggy, a female, had apparently been ejected from the buggy. She was awake but unresponsive and was transported to the Davis County Hospital, where she was later life flighted to another hospital.

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 October 7, 2014

Banks Township, Pennsylvania – Punxsutawney-based State Police say two Rossiter residents were hospitalized after a motorcycle crashed into an Amish Buggy around 6:20 p.m. on October 6, in Banks Township, Indiana County.

According to police, the crash occurred as David L. Moore Jr., 31, of Rossiter, was traveling west on Hillman Road, near Brooks Farm Road, on a 1983 Honda V45 Magna motorcycle, and an Amish Buggy operated by David A. Hostetler, 24, of Rossiter. was traveling east on Hillman Road.

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September 28, 2014

Burton, Ohio - Authorities will file homicide charges against a Burton Township man accused of crashing into an Amish buggy on Sunday, killing a 28-year-old man, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Lt. Mark Neff said charges of aggravated vehicular homicide, drunken driving and driving with a suspended license will be filed against Douglas S. Learn, 42.

Learn is accused of driving with more than the legal limit of alcohol in his system and slamming into the buggy about 9 p.m. Sunday on Tavern Road north of Ohio 700.

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September 26, 2014

Parke County, Indiana – Parke County Sheriff’s Office was called to an accident around 7 p.m. Friday near Billie Creek Village on U.S. 36 involving an Amish horse buggy and a dump truck.

Officials at the scene reported the driver of the dump truck was blinded by the sun and hit the buggy. Five passengers were in the buggy when the accident happened.

Two, including a young child, were airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital. Conditions of the young child and others were not immediately clear. A male was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

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September 24, 2014

LaGrange, Indiana - On Monday, police responded to a call around 8:00 p.m. of a bicyclist hit by a vehicle in the area of 6800 W. 200 South in Lagrange County. That man, 80-year-old Leland Lambright, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the driver of the vehicle, 22-year-old Brian Schrock, was intoxicated while driving. They say his BAL was .09. He was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated Causing Death.

Tuesday, Lambright's family held a viewing for Leland and police put up signs on either end of W. 200 South, alerting drivers to slow down as there would be plenty of buggy traffic. This, just two driveways away from where Lambright was killed.

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September 23, 2014

Viroqua, Wisconsin - Deputies are investigating a crash involving a car and a horse-drawn buggy.

It happened around 7 a.m. Tuesday in the Town of Jefferson, which is near Viroqua. The Vernon County Sheriff's Office said a 16-year-old girl from rural Viroqua was driving east on County Road KK near Helgeson Road, and hit the buggy from behind. The crash left Samuel Mast, 21, and Ervin Miller, 30, both of rural Chaseburg with injuries. A private vehicle took them to the hospital. The horse ended up with minor cuts, and both the car and buggy were severely damaged. The girl driving the car and her passenger were not hurt.

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September 23, 2014

Vernon County, Wisconsin - A car crashed into the rear of an Amish buggy in Vernon County Tuesday morning, with the buggy's two occupants injured and the horse only suffering minor cuts.

The crash happened at about 7 a.m. on Highway KK near Helgeson Road in the town of Jefferson, the Vernon County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.

Hayley Cade, 16, rural Viroqua, was driving east on KK with a 13-year-old passenger in the car when she hit the buggy, the release said.

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September 20, 2014

Licking, Missouri - A teenager was killed when the horse buggy he was driving was hit by a pickup truck in Texas County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 14-year old Amos Girod died in a Springfield hospital about three hours after the crash. Troopers say Girod was driving the buggy with two other teenagers aboard on Missouri Highway C just north of Licking at about 5 p.m. Friday. A pickup truck hit the buggy from behind. Lizzie Girod, 12, suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to a Springfield hospital. 15-year-old Sarah Girod was taken to a hospital in Houston for treatment of minor injuries.

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September 17, 2014

Leon, New York - An infant is being treated for multiple skull fractures after the Amish buggy he was in was hit by another vehicle.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s deputies say the buggy was on Route 62 in Leon late Monday afternoon when a pickup truck driven by 33-year-old Peter Riley of Conewango hit it.

Marie Miller, her 5-week-old son and one-year-old son were all thrown from the buggy.

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September 17, 2014

Canton, New York - An Amish buggy was destroyed Tuesday night on County Route 14 near the intersection with Conger Road in Canton when a Chevy Impala struck the left rear corner of the buggy as both vehicles were headed southwest. Jim Kelly, who lives at 1754 County Route 14, said he was inside his house when the accident occurred about 5:50 p.m., and ‘it sounded like an explosion.’ Morley Fire and First Responders were at the scene with Canton Rescue and the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department.

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September 16, 2014

Marysville, Ohio - Three local Amish were injured when their buggy overturned north of Logansville Sunday night around nine o'clock.

The Marysville Post of the State Highway Patrol reports that Jacob Wagler, 31, was driving a buggy northbound on Township Road 247 near County Road 58 when his horse was spooked by a clump of grass in the roadway.

The buggy went off the left side of the road and overturned.

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September 15, 2014

Evergreen, Minnesota -There were no serious injuries in an accident that happened between a pickup and an Amish buggy in rural Becker County late last week.

The accident happened Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on Highway 87 near the village of Evergreen, 10 miles east of Frazee. 

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, both vehicles were traveling west when the driver of the pickup, Avery Golkowski, 19, of Frazee, rear-ended the buggy, driven by Menno Schumucker, 40, of Frazee.

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September 11, 2014

Ashford, New York – A 16-year-old passenger was thrown from an Amish buggy Wednesday morning after it was rear-ended by a vehicle on Connoisarauley Road in the Town of Ashford, reported the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office.

The accident occurred at 6:15 a.m. when a vehicle driven by Kyle Harris, 36, of Cattaraugus struck the buggy, deputies said.

The buggy passenger was transported to Women and Children’s Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

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September 8, 2014

West Montrose, Ontario - Two people were taken to hospital and one horse was killed after a buggy was hit by a passenger vehicle early Monday morning.

The crash occurred just after midnight on Line 86, near West Montrose.

According to police, a 23-year-old woman from Woolwich Township was driving the car that hit the buggy.

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September 8, 2014

Elmira, New York - A horse and buggy with two teenagers inside were hit by a car on Line 86 near Elmira just after midnight Monday morning.

An 18-year-old male and a 16-year-old female, both from Woolwich township, were in the buggy heading west on Line 86.

They were hit by a 2007 Pontiac driven by a 23-year-old woman.

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September 5, 2014

Paoli, Indiana – Lonnie Lambright, 54, of Paoli, was seriously injured September 3rd, when a semi truck ran into his Amish buggy.

Police said the 1:55 p.m. accident occurred on State Road 56 when Ronald Sons, 75, of Campbellsburg was eastbound in a Peterbilt truck and came upon the buggy that was also eastbound. Sons was unable to slow in time and hit the buggy with the truck.

The horse was thrown from the road and had to be euthanized due to its injuries. Lambright was hospitalized with severe leg and stomach injuries. The Orange County Police are handling the report.

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September 4, 2014

Lancaster, Ohio - Fairfield County deputies have arrested two people in connection to a crash involving an Amish buggy.

A family of three, was thrown from their buggy and injured last Wednesday, when it was struck in Fairfield County. The driver fled the scene.

Deputies say a tip from the public led them to the vehicle that was involved in the crash.

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August 29, 2014

Licking, Missouri - A horse-drawn buggy was totaled in a crash Friday afternoon west of Licking, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.  Eli E. Schwartz, 22, was driving northbound on Boone Creek Road one mile west of Licking when a 1995 Chrysler LHS operated southbound by William L. Moore, 88, of Licking, crossed the center of the roadway and struck the buggy. 

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August 28, 2014

Lancaster, Ohio - It could have been much worse - a father, mother, and their infant daughter were all sent flying from an Amish buggy.

The family was on the way back from helping friends 20 miles away.

They were almost to their Fairfield County home Wednesday night in their horse-drawn buggy when a line of cars was waiting to pass them. The first two got around them, but the third clipped the carriage, tossing everyone out. Then, the driver kept on going.

Noah Schwartz was knocked unconscious, his wife Mattie banged up but not badly injured. Their almost one year old baby, Anna, was thrown but not injured.

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August 21, 2014

Adamsville, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating an accident involving an Amish buggy ten miles north of Greenville near Adamsville PA, where a large Amish community resides.

Authorities report that an Amish couple was seriously injured when their buggy and a car hit each other at the intersection of Adamsville and Kibbler Roads at about 11:45 a.m. Thursday.

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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.

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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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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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