Woman injured in Mercer buggy accident


MERCER, Pa. (WKBN) – 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.

“Like always, the public should always be aware of the horse and buggy and motorcycles. That is always the biggest thing during the summer time. You just have to be cognizant, be aware of the horse and buggy and pay attention to the motorcycle,” PSP trooper Cpl. James Powell said.

The  buggy driver had to be air lifted to the hospital. State troopers said that as a precaution, the rest of the occupants of the buggy were taken in for medical treatment, but were not seriously injured.  State troopers said they will be issuing a citation to the driver of the car.

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