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Minor injuries reported in buggy, Jeep accident

May 18, 2012

This Amish buggy sustained heavy damage in a two-vehicle accident when Barbara Keller of Big Run, driving a northbound 1993 Jeep Cherokee, attempted to pass the buggy and struck its left rear wheel along Route 119, police reported. (Photo by Larry McGuire/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

BIG RUN — The 14-year-old driver and nine passengers in an Amish buggy escaped serious injury when the buggy was struck by a vehicle attempting to pass it at 10:54 a.m. Friday in Big Run.

According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, a horse drawn buggy driven by a 14-year-old female juvenile was traveling north on Route 119 when Barbara A. Keller, Big Run, operating a 1993 Jeep Cherokee, tried to pass the buggy when the right front of her vehicle struck the left rear wheel of the buggy.

Police said following impact, the buggy overturned and traveled down the road a short distance before coming to rest.

According to police, Keller’s vehicle struck a guardrail and came to rest.

Police said all 10 occupants in the buggy were transported to Punxsutawney Area Hospital by Jefferson County EMS, Sykesville Ambulance and DuBois Ambulance for treatment of minor injuries.

According to police, Keller suffered minor injuries.

The horse was not injured in the accident.

Police said Keller was cited for careless driving and overtaking a vehicle on the left. The charges were filed with the district judge.
Police were assisted by the Big Run Area Volunteer Fire Company, the Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company and the Sykesville Volunteer Fire Company.

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