KIMBOLTON -- Two Amish women and their horse were injured Wednesday afternoon (May 1) when their buggy was struck from behind by a vehicle while traveling on Old 21 Road in northern Guernsey County.
Mary Gingerich, 27, Kimbolton, who was operating the buggy, and passenger Anna Gingerich, 59, Kimbolton, were transported by United Ambulance to Southeastern Med with non-incapacitating injuries including cuts and scrapes. One of the women reportedly suffered a minor neck injury.
Both women were treated in the emergency department at the Cambridge hospital and later released.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the buggy was not injured.
According to the Cambridge post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the buggy was southbound on Old 21 Road (County Road 35) at approximately 3 p.m. when it was struck from behind by a 2008 GMC Envoy driven by Harry E. Bruner, 77, Cambridge.
The impact caused the buggy to overturn, at which time the front axel broke free allowing the horse to run away with the axel and wheels in tow.
The horse later returned to the family's home, suffering from multiple injuries.
Bruner was cited for failure to maintain assured clear distance ahead.
Both vehicles sustained extensive damage.
The accident occurred approximately one-half mile north of Seminary Road and remained under investigation by the highway patrol.