7 hurt in buggy, SUV crash in Pennsylvania Dutch country |

7 hurt in buggy, SUV crash in Pennsylvania Dutch country

The Associated Press

KIRKWOOD — A sport utility vehicle slammed into a horse-drawn buggy that missed a stop sign in Pennsylvania Dutch country, injuring seven people, including a 3-month-old, police said.

All six people in the buggy — two adults and four children — were ejected in the Thursday night accident. The baby 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.

Becky Hemric, who lives nearby, said the buggy looked “all smashed up.”

“There were bodies everywhere,” neighbor Mark Harmon said. “People in the street, people tending to the baby. I just got them some blankets and tried to keep them from getting hit by other cars.”

The driver of the buggy, 38-year-old Daniel Esh, and one of the children suffered severe injuries and were listed in stable condition, police said. Another child was listed in critical condition. Two boys suffered minor injuries. A woman in the buggy was unhurt.

Two people in the car — driver Beverly Paul,71, of Annapolis and her passenger, a 92-year-old Lancaster woman — suffered minor injuries.

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