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Two Hospitalized In Pittsburgh After Car Hits Horse-Drawn Buggy

June 21, 2013

A Knox woman and a teenager were flown to a Pittsburgh hospital Wednesday evening after the horse-drawn buggy in which they were riding was struck from behind by a car.

State Police at the Clarion station say the incident happened around 7:15 PM on Route 208 in Salem Township, near Knox.  Troopers say the buggy was pushed about 40 feet up the road, and the crash was violent enough that the car had to be towed from the scene.

The driver of the car was identified as 25 year-old Daniel Buchanan, and the operator of the buggy as 25 year-old Wally Byler, both from the Knox area. Neither Buchanan nor Byler was hurt, nor was an infant riding in the buggy.  But, 24 year-old Martha Byler, and another rider in the buggy described by police only as a “15 year-old passenger,” were injured, and were flown to Pittsburgh for treatment.  Their specific injury reports were not made available.

The buggy was destroyed in the crash.

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