Crash between car and horse and buggy in Md. injures 7

WASHINGTON –  A crash involving a car and a horse-drawn buggy injured seven people in Mechanicsville, Maryland.

On Saturday, after midnight, police responded to a reported serious motor vehicle crash between an Amish buggy and a Nissan Altima, the police report stated.

The Amish buggy was overturned on the side of the road. Emergency medical service and fire personnel arrived to provide treatment.

The buggy was on the shoulder of westbound Maryland Route 6, and the car was traveling in the same direction, when the buggy attempted to turn left on to Culver Lane and the car collided with it, according to The Bay Net.

Seven people were injured and flown to the hospital by Maryland Police helicopters. Two adults, Aaron Hertzler, 33, and Katie Hertzler, 30, both from Mechanicsville, were flown to Medstar Washington Hospital Center.

Five children, between the ages of 15 months and 8 years, were flown to Children’s National Medical Center.

The driver of the Nissan, James Windell Price, 25, of Mechanicsville,  and the car’s passenger Anthony Eugene Swiderski, 21, of Aquasco, Maryland, were treated by EMS on the scene and released.



Abigail Constantino

Abigail Constantino started her journalism career writing for a local newspaper in Fairfax County, Virginia. She is a graduate of American University and The George Washington University.

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