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Three Children Killed, Four Injured in a Horse and Buggy Accident in Pennsylvania

December 17, 2020

According to an online news report published on, three children were tragically killed, and four other children were hospitalized after a trash truck collided with their horse and buggy.*

The fatal horse and buggy accident occurred in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  The Pennsylvania State Police stated, in a news release, that seven children were riding in the buggy at the time of the collision.  The accident happened at the intersection of Little Britain Road North and Black Road. 

Four of the children were taken to Lancaster General Hospital for medical treatment.  Once the children were treated and stabilized, they were all taken to the Hershey Medical Center for additional medical attention. 

The trash truck driver was not hurt in the collision, and he remained at the scene.

One of the largest populations of Amish people resides in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  Horse-drawn buggies are very common in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  Horse-drawn buggy accidents involving motor vehicles have been reported this year.  In August, a horse and buggy and pickup truck collided.  An Amish teenager was tragically killed, and three others were severely injured.

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