Police: Car-buggy crash sends five to hospitals

Police say a crash Tuesday evening involving a car and a horse-drawn buggy sent five people — including four members of one family — to hospitals with injuries.

Dorothy Yoder, the driver of the buggy, was flown to Hershey Medical Center. Her three children, who were passengers in the buggy, were taken to Lewistown hospital, Mifflin County Regional Police Department said in a news release.

Police did not indicate the extent of the injuries.

The crash occurred at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday on Woodland Road. Police said Jodi Kuhns of Reedsville was distracted by a child with a medical emergency in the rear seat of the car she was driving east on Woodland Road. The vehicle crossed the center line and struck the buggy, which was traveling in the opposite direction.

Police said it was raining at the time, but did not indicate if weather was a factor.

A juvenile passenger in Kuhns’ car was treated at Lewistown hospital.

The car sustained moderate damage while the buggy was severely damaged, police said.

Police did not indicate whether the horse that was pulling the buggy was injured.

The regional police were assisted at the scene by Reedsville Fire and Rescue, Milroy Fire and EMS, Fame EMS and various fire police units.