Semi vs. Amish buggy leaves two injured - WNEM TV 5

Semi vs. Amish buggy leaves two injured

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A picture of the Amish buggy after the crash A picture of the Amish buggy after the crash
SANILAC COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Two people and a horse were hurt after a semi-truck rear-ended an Amish buggy Sunday morning.

Not much is left of the buggy after the accident on Van Slyke Road near Robinson Road in Sanilac County's Evergreen Township.

Investigators say the truck driver, 56-year-old William Patterson from North Carolina was traveling north on M-53 when he hit the buggy. He  says he was distracted and didn't see the buggy until it was too late.

The two people in the buggy were thrown. They are identified as 23-year-old Andrew Kempf of Deford and 19-year-old Esther Hershberger of Decker.

Kempf and Hershberger was ejected from the buggy. Kempf was treated for minor injuries. Hershberger sustained serious injuries and was taken to a Saginaw hospital by flight care.

The horse ran from the scene and was hit by another vehicle. The horse's condition is not known at this time.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Cass City Fire Department, Michigan State Police – Caro Post, and Marlette Ambulance.

The accident remains under investigation.

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