Northern York County Regional Police said a York County man is dead after an early morning crash Tuesday.
Police said a 51-year-old New Freedom man was driving a 2021 Ford F-250 pick-up truck west in the 5200 block of Blooming Grove Road in Manheim Township at 2:37 a.m. Tuesday when the vehicle traveled off the road, and struck a guardrail and a utility pole before traveling down an embankment.
Amish Buggy Accidents 2022 (Page 1)
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June 29, 2022
LOGAN COUNTY — A teenager sustained minor injuries following a horse-drawn buggy collision in Pleasant Township Tuesday.
Logan County deputies say that a Chevrolet Impala failed to maintain a clear distance from behind the buggy and struck the carriage on County Line Road. The collision caused the buggy roll over into the nearby ditch.
June 25, 2022
STOCKHOLM, NY — A man from Winthrop is facing charges after allegedly fleeing the scene after hitting an Amish horse-drawn buggy in St. Lawrence County.
According to the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, deputies investigated a personal injury accident in the town of Stockholm on June 23. During the course of the investigation, deputies discovered that 56-year-old Wayne S. Arquiett from Winthrop had struck an Amish horse-drawn buggy in the rear which caused two of the occupants to be ejected.
June 22, 2022
RUSSELLVILLE, KY – A man is facing multiple charges after authorities say he struck a horse and buggy from behind.
On Tuesday, June 21 around 7:08 a.m. the Logan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 6500 block of Morgantown Road in reference to a vehicle vs horse and buggy accident.
June 20, 2022
RISING SUN, MD — A man and his two young children were seriously injured after a pick-up truck crashed into a horse and buggy in Cecil County this morning.
It happened at about 8:56 a.m. on Theodore Road near Ebenezer Church Road in Rising Sun, said Cecil County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Michael Holmes.
June 17, 2022
Officers of the Washington Township Police Department report that an adult and a child were transported from the scene of an Amish buggy and car crash Wednesday evening for treatment of serious injuries.
The operator of the buggy, Rudy Wagler, 20 of Lewistown, and his passenger, Alma Wagler, 13, each were transported to Mary Rutan Hospital and then were transferred to Lima Memorial Hospital. Officers said both of these occupants had been thrown from the buggy.
June 8, 2022
LITITZ, PA - A horse was killed and one person was injured in a crash involving a horse-and-buggy Wednesday morning in Lancaster County.
June 7, 2022
ADAIR COUNTY, MO — A northeast Missouri woman and boy were injured in a crash involving an Amish buggy and horse.
The crash was reported Sunday around 8 p.m.
June 6, 2022
NAPOLI, NY – Charges are pending against the driver involved in a hit-and-run crash with an Amish Buggy in Cattaraugus County.
The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened last Wednesday on Pigeon Valley Road in the Town of Napoli.
Deputies report that two people were taken to the hospital with injuries: an adult male and young female.
June 6, 2022
When police received a call about an out-of-control horse buggy, they found a passed out Amish man at the helm.
May 20, 2022
An Amish man in Ohio was the subject of a low-speed police chase on May 14 when he was asleep while operating a horse and buggy.
Ashtabula Sheriff's Deputy Mike Talbert attempted to stop the buggy at around 2:43 a.m. in Orwell, Ohio, but was unsuccessful and told other officers that the driver of the horse and buggy looked like he was asleep, according to Fox 8.
May 16, 2022
An 11-year-old died and three others in the family were hospitalized Friday after an Amish buggy was hit by a car in rural Adams County.
May 5, 2022
LITCHFIELD TWP. — An Amish buggy was struck by a car Wednesday morning, killing one and injuring two others.
Von Michael Johnson, 35, of Wellington, was driving a white 2016 Chevrolet express van when he struck the buggy around the 10000 block of Norwalk Road, according to the Medina County Sheriff's Office.
April 29, 2022
FARMVILLE, VA — A Virginia man is facing charges in a crash with an Amish horse-drawn buggy that killed a Cumberland County couple and injured their eight children.
A Cumberland County grand jury indicted Mickel Bates, 60, of Farmville on Tuesday on two counts of involuntary manslaughter and reckless driving in the deaths of Barbie and John Esh, The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. Bates declined to comment when reached by telephone by The Associated Press.
April 26, 2022
LANCASTER COUNTY, PA — A Lancaster County man is facing several charges after police say he crashed a pickup truck head-on into two horse and buggies in an incident last week.
One person was seriously injured and one of the horses was killed in the crash, which occurred at 9:23 p.m. on April 18 in Salisbury Township, according to State Police.
April 25, 2022
BENTON, NY - Sunday, April 24, Yates County Sheriff's Deputies responded with Benton and Bellona Fire Depts. and Penn Yan Ambulance Corps to 1680 Toomey Road in the town of Benton for a report of a horse & buggy that had over turned onto a young child.
April 24, 2022
HARDYVILLE, KY — A woman has died after a horse drawn buggy was hit Saturday in Hart County.
Kentucky State Police says the injury collision happened just before 6:51 p.m. A crash happened near 6853 Hardyville Road.
A preliminary investigation revealed a white Chevrolet truck was traveling westbound along KY-88 when it struck a black buggy in the rear. Brandon Polson, 33, of Hardyville, was driving the truck.
April 6, 2022
OXBOW, NY - Three people were taken to area hospitals after an SUV crashed into an Amish buggy.
It happened on County Route 22 near Oxbow Tuesday evening.
Officials at the scene said the SUV hit the buggy from behind, went off the road, and struck a tree.
April 1, 2022
The Adams County Sheriff’s Office indicates that weather and driver inattention were factors in a crash involving a horse drawn Amish buggy carrying a family of two adults and three children in rural Adams County last night.
March 24, 2022
JUNCTION CITY – A Amish buggy was destroyed after a car collided with it at high speeds along SR37 last night
Accoriding to First Responders the collision happened along the 5300 Area of State Route 37 in Perry County at 8 pm. When firefighters arrived they described the wreckage of the buggy as 250 feet worth of a debris field from the high-speed collision.
March 18, 2022
An Amish buggy was damaged in a crash with a SUV on Tuesday in Crawford County, according to Pennsylvania State Police.
It was reported on State Route 89 south of Harrison Rd. in Rome Township around 3:17 p.m.
A Chevrolet Suburban SUV was heading south on Route 89 when a horse-drawn buggy pulled out of a parking lot in front of the SUV, troopers said.
March 11, 2022
On Thursday morning, three people suffered injuries following a traffic collision in Montcalm County.
As per the initial information, the two-vehicle crash took place on M-91 near the intersection of Briggs Road in Pine Township, north of Greenville. The early reports showed that a pickup truck was traveling southbound on M-91 when the driver went over the centerline and crashed into an oncoming Amish buggy.
March 10, 2022
MONTCALM COUNTY, MI – Two people in an Amish buggy was seriously injured Thursday, March 10, when an oncoming pickup truck crossed the center like and struck them, state police said.
State police are on the scene on M-91 in Montcalm County’s Pine Township.
March 1, 2022
Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office report a DeGraff woman was killed in a crash involving an Amish horse and buggy and a pickup Monday afternoon, which also sent an adult and three children to area hospitals for treatment of serious injuries.
Buggy occupant Elizibeth Wagler, 34, was pronounced dead following the 3:35 p.m. crash on State Route 47 near Township Road 208. She was transported by Riverside EMS to Mary Rutan Hospital.
February 25, 2022
A "reckless" horse-drawn Amish buggy was driving so erratically that it was pulled over by police who heard the driver say he'd had "a couple of beers."
Ray Byler, 20, from Sigel, Jefferson County, was pulled over by police officers who soon learned the driver had been drinking, reports WJAC-TV.
February 22, 2022
LIMESTONE TWP, PA - A 2011 Dodge Avenger crashed into a horse and buggy on State Rt. 44 west of Shed Road on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 1:52 p.m., according to a news release from Pennsylvania State Police - Montoursville.
Allison Schweikart, 23, of Jersey Shore was traveling north on Rt. 44 when police said she failed to maintain visual of the roadway "due to becoming distracted by their dog in the backseat" of the vehicle.
February 21, 2022
An Amish family of nine was riding along in their horse-drawn buggy on Route 44 when a passenger car came up behind and plowed right into them about 1:50 p.m. Sunday, injuring four of them, none seriously, according to state police. All nine family members were thrown out of the buggy, which was demolished by the impact, Nippenose Valley fire officials said. State police said both vehicles were traveling north on Route 44 when the collision occurred at Shed Road.
February 20, 2022
OVAL - All nine family members were thrown out of the buggy, which was demolished by the impact, Nippenose Valley fire officials said. State police said both vehicles were traveling north on Route 44 when the collision occurred at Shed Road.
A witness ran into the Dollar General Store to get help. A Nippenose Valley volunteer firefighter happened to be in the store and immediately alerted a dispatcher on his radio.
February 15, 2022
Northern York County Regional Police said a York County man is dead after an early morning crash Tuesday.
February 14, 2022
Yates County, in the Finger Lakes region, has many Amish and Mennonite residents and, like our area, experiences numerous crashes involving horse and buggies versus vehicles, as was described in a “Did You Know” weekly article in September of last year. We often hear about these crashes but seldom are made aware of any arrests and/or charges.
February 9, 2022
On Friday night, February 4, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Gladwin County deputies and EMS were dispatched to a personal injury accident involving a Ford F-150 pickup truck and a horse-drawn buggy.
The crash occurred on Wagerville Rd., east of M-18 while both the pickup truck and the buggy were heading westbound. According to the police report, the pickup was driven by a 30-year-old man from Beaverton, who was uninjured from the accident. The buggy was occupied by an Amish family consisting of a 32-year-old man, 34-year-old female and six children ranging from a nine-year-old to an infant.
February 9, 2022
AGreencastle woman who pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle and DUI controlled substance in relation to a March 2021 fatal horse-and-buggy crash was sentenced Tuesday to a maximum of 23 months in prison on the homicide count.
Court documents say Tabitha Foultz, 21, formerly Tabitha Evelhoch at the time of the crash, was sentenced to three months to 23 months in prison on the homicide by vehicle count and 72 hours to six months in prison on the DUI count. Foultz will be expected to refrain from drug or alcohol use, submit a DNA sample and undergo a drug/alcohol evaluation and complete any recommended treatment, according to the documents.
February 1, 2022
MACHIAS, NY — A horse was killed and two people were seriously injured after a crash between a vehicle and a horse-drawn buggy in Cattaraugus County Tuesday.
According to New York State police, the crash occurred on Roszyk Hill Road in the area of Very Road in Machias when the vehicle clipped the buggy and caused the buggy to crash.
January 30, 2022
MECHANICSVILLE, MD – We are receiving reports of a motor vehicle crash this evening that involves a horse-pulled buggy.
At approximately 5:09 p.m. on January 30, first responders were called to the scene in the 28000 block of Hills Club Road, in the area of Old Village Road for the reported accident. The caller had indicated that one of the vehicles involved was a horse-pulled buggy.
January 25, 2022
One person has died after a crash between a horse and buggy and an SUV in Huron County, Ont.
Emergency crews were called to the scene around 8:15 a.m. Tuesday on Howick-Turnberry Road near Kieffer Line and east of Wingham.
A news release from the OPP said they believe the buggy veered into the path of oncoming traffic.
January 21, 2022
MARCY, NY – The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office has reported that the driver who injured a horse after hitting an Amish buggy and then fleeing the scene has been identified as Shaun McKerrow of Poland.
McKerrow has been issued a traffic ticket and is scheduled to appear in front of the Marcy Town Court in the future.
January 21, 2022
CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI -Authorities responded to a crash on Highway 64 at 350th Street.
Authorities say this is a car vs. buggy crash. One injury, considered non-life threatening, is suspected at this time.
According to the Wisconsin DOT, on State Highway 64 between 350th Street and 370th Street in Chippewa County the Eastbound/Westbound lanes are closed due to the crash.
January 17, 2022
A buggy crash in Ohio has left three boys seriously injured with one of them sustaining life-threatening injuries, according to WJW
The news outlet says a horse-drawn buggy and a passenger van collided in Geauga County after it failed to yield from a private drive.
January 16, 2022
GEAUGA COUNTY, OH - Three juvenile boys were seriously injured Sunday morning when their buggy crashed into a passenger van.
Middlefield firefighters said the crash happened around 12:45 a.m. in the 16000 block of Nauvoo Road near State Route 528.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers, the buggy failed to yield from a private drive and was struck by a westbound 2009 Chevrolet Express van.
January 13, 2022
HOLMES COUNTY, OH – Sheriff’s deputies are investigating after a Millersburg man and his 4-year-old son were killed in a buggy crash in Holmes County on Wednesday.
It happened on State Route 83 in Mechanic Township around 6:15 p.m.
According to the incident report, the horse-drawn buggy was heading southbound on State Route 83 when it was rear-ended by a 2007 Jeep Commander, throwing the driver and his son from the buggy.
BIRMINGHAM — An Amish-owned horse was put down by a State Highway Patrol trooper Friday after suffering serious injuries in a head-on collision with a vehicle on Sligo Road in northern Guernsey County.
A sergeant with the patrol's Cambridge post said the action was taken at the request of the owner of the horse.
January 5, 2022
TAYLOR COUNTY WI – A 35-year-old Medford man is charged in a Taylor County crash that killed a woman and hurt her eight children. Skyler Opelt is charged with homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle, and four counts of reckless driving. On November 24, deputies say Opelt crashed into a buggy on county highway C in the town of Little Black.
At the scene, deputies had to use Narcan on an unresponsive Opelt. Court documents say Opelt later admitted to snorting some kind of drug. Law enforcement officers say he was also on the phone at the time of the crash. A 36-year-old woman in the buggy died two days after due to her injuries.