Amish cart struck in Pa. accident
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - An Amish horse-drawn cart was struck by a hit-and-run driver in northern Franklin County Friday night, causing injuries to its two occupants and the death of the horse, Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg said.
The vehicle that police said struck the buggy broke down with a damaged tire about three miles from the scene of the accident, which occurred on Pa. 75 south of Back Road in Fannett Township.
The driver of the buggy, Elam Hostetler, 42, of Willow Hill, Pa., was treated at Chambersburg Hospital and released. Elizabeth Hostetler, 38, also of Willow Hill, was listed in satisfactory condition at the hospital Saturday.
Both occupants of the buggy were thrown from the vehicle.
The horse was destroyed, police said.
Both the buggy and the 1984 Chevrolet Blazer driven by George Dewey Junkins, 21, of Blairs Mill, Pa., were southbound on Pa. 75 when the accident occurred around 11 p.m., police said.