Two of the four occupants injured in the Amish Buggy crash are on the mend, but what about the horses?

The accident in Deerfield Tuesday, January 31st could have been much worse.

Oneida County Sheriff Robert M. Maciol says the horse and buggy were traveling south on Forrest St. when the tongue connecting them became detached. The horses were spooked, and the buggy lost control and began to slide on the snow-covered roadway. The buggy went off the shoulder of the road and struck a utility pole. The horses continued down Forrest St, and onto River Rd. in the City of Utica, causing a separate motor vehicle accident.

In the photo below you can see the car that the horse hit.

Scott Michael Hastings

Sheriff Maciol says a member of the department checked on the condition of the horses after the crash. The horse that ran into the car suffered a small cut on his chest but is expected to make a full recovery. The other horse was uninjured.

Scott Michael Hastings

The two people in the buggy suffered minor injuries. One was treated at the scene. The other is recovering after being taken to the hospital in an ambulance.

Thank you to Scott Michael Hastings for the photos.

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