This is being reported by Ashland County Pictures, a news-oriented Facebook page focusing on Ashland County, Ohio:

On 7-04-2021 around 10:07pm the Ashland Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol, Ashland County Sheriff’s Office along with the Polk Fire Department & EMS responded to a two Amish Buggy Crash on County Road 175 just North of State Route 604.

An Ashland Post Trooper said two Amish Buggy were traveling South on Ashland County Road 175 when Fireworks were set off scaring the horse.

The 19-year-old Amish girl later identified as Sarah Shetler of Ashland could not control the frighten horse and it collided with another buggy before going off the side of the road.

Sarah Shetler was ejected from the buggy and sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Samaritan Hospital by Polk EMS.

Mike Sparks, who has shared photos here before, commented on this that “Glad nobody was seriously hurt. I know exactly where this happened. This is smack dab in the center of the Swartzentruber Amish settlement, also known as the Lodi Amish. County Road 175 is a heavily traveled road for the Amish.”

I hadn’t come across many if any accidents involving two buggies colliding. I’m sure they happen, but probably largely go unreported. This one also didn’t make the regular news media, it appears. I suppose the evening of July 4th is probably not the best time to be on the road with a horse. Good the girl’s injuries don’t sound to be too serious.

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