The Ottumwa Courier

Southeast Iowa

October 16, 2012

Two injured in Amish buggy, semi-truck collision

CENTERVILLE — Two female occupants of an Amish buggy were injured after the buggy collided with a semi-trailer Tuesday morning in Appanoose County.

The Appanoose County Sheriff’s Department reported that at approximately 8:25 a.m. Tueday, the Amish buggy carrying two females collided with the semi-trailer in the 12800 block of 580th Street, southeast of Numa.

Officials said the Amish buggy was travelling east on 580th Street and the semi-trailer was travelling westbound on 580th Street. As the semi was approaching from the opposite direction, the horse pulling the buggy unexpectedly moved to the left, pulling the buggy in to the path of the semi.

The driver of the semi immediately applied the brakes, but the buggy and semi collided.

Both female occupants, ages 18 and 10, of the buggy were ejected from the buggy. Emergency personnel from the Appanoose County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Patrol, Mercy Ambulance, Seymour Fire/Rescue and Centerville Fire/Rescue responded to the scene and began treatment of the injured.

The 18-year-old female occupant of the buggy was transported by air ambulance to a Des Moines hospital and the 10-year-old female occupant was transported to the Wayne County Hospital in Corydon where she was treated for her injuries.

The driver of the semi, Dennis Jackson, 53, of Centerville, was not injured.

Damage to the buggy was estimated at $3,000 and damage to the semi-tractor was estimated at $1,000.

The names of the occupants of the buggy were not available as of press time.

The investigation continues by the Appanoose County Sheriff and the Iowa State Patrol.

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