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Pickup Crashes Into Amish Buggy – No Serious Injuries Reported


Just after 8am on Sunday morning, both the Marathon Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps (MAVAC) and the Marathon Fire Department along with the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor vehicle crash involving an Amish buddy near the intersection of Clarks Corner Road and Route 221 in Lapeer.

Reports given to emergency responders were that a pickup truck had hydroplaned and struck another vehicle, which ended up being the Amish buggy. In a press release by MAVAC, the pickup truck had struck the rear wheel and back corner of the buggy.

The buggy was carrying two adults and six children who were on their way to a church service. The impact of the crash caused the buggy to overturn and drag 100 feet down the road before the horse that was pulling it was able to stop.

MAVAC continued in their release that no one involved in the crash was seriously injured and only one child suffered minor cuts and abrasions. The horse was also uninjured in the crash.

Members from MAVAC assisted the Amish family back to their home in the Harford area. Additionally, members of the Marathon Fire Department assisted in loading the damaged buggy onto one of the fire department’s members’ trailers and transported to the families farm.

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