KIRKWOOD, Pa. – A car slammed into a horse-drawn buggy that missed a stop sign in Pennsylvania Dutch country, injuring seven people, including an infant, police said.
All six people in the buggy – two adults and four children – were ejected in the Thursday night accident. The 3-month-old was airlifted to a hospital.
Witnesses said they found parts of the buggy more than 50 yards from the intersection in Colerain Township, about 20 miles southeast of Lancaster, where it collided with a Subaru Outback.
“There were bodies everywhere,” neighbor Mark Harmon told Lancaster’s LNP newspaper. “People in the street, people attending to the baby. I just got them some blankets and tried to keep them from getting hit by other cars. I’ve never seen anything like it.”
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Becky Hemric, who lives nearby, told the newspaper that the buggy looked “all smashed up.”
The driver of the buggy, 38-year-old Daniel Esh, and a child had severe injuries and were listed in stable condition, police said. Another child was listed in critical condition. Two boys had minor injuries. A woman in the buggy was unhurt.
The two people in the Outback – 71-year-old driver Beverly Paul, of Annapolis, Maryland, and her passenger, a 92-year-old Lancaster woman – had minor injuries.