Five people were injured when a Chautauqua County Sheriff's car crashed into an Amish buggy. The accident happened on Sunday, October 30, 2022. A Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputy drove a patrol car into the wagon just after 9 pm, according to WIVB.
The buggy was traveling on Stockton-Hartfield Road headed northwest when the patrol car ran into it from behind, rear-ending it. The buggy sustained heavy damage. The five injured people were taken to Jamestown UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center). The horse that was pulling the buggy was also injured and had to be euthanized. The Sheriff’s deputy was not injured in the crash. An Investigation is ongoing.
Who Are The Amish In New York?
The Amish are a Christian group in North America. The term refers primarily to the Old Order Amish Mennonite Church. The Old Order Amish are known for their rejection of most of the social change and technological innovation found in modern society. ~ Britannica
According to Wikipedia, New York State has an estimated Amish population of 22,550, as of 2022. New York has the fifth-largest Amish population behind Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, which is home to the most Amish, with an estimated population of 86,965. Clymer, New York in Chautauqua County has an estimated 1,565 Amish people living there.