UPDATE: Two Amish children critically hurt in northern NY crash

Authorities say several Amish adults and children have been taken to a hospital after their horse-dr

Authorities say two young Amish children are in critical condition after their horse-drawn buggy was rear-ended by a FedEx truck on a northern New York road.

State police say the accident occurred around 2:30 p.m. Monday on Route 37 in the town of Massena, on the Canadian border in St. Lawrence Count. Troopers say two women each had two of their children in the buggy when it was struck from behind by the truck.

Police say two 3-year-old children are in critical condition today at a Syracuse hospital. One of the mothers is at the same hospital being treated for a possible spinal injury. Troopers say the other woman and two children are believed to have been treated and released.

The truck driver and co-worker weren’t injured.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

Last fall, there were accidents in Montgomery County involving Amish buggies.

In the first accident, a motorist attempted to pass one Amish horse and buggy and slammed head-on into another buggy in the town of Glen.

The horse broke free, ran about a mile down the road and was hit and killed by another car just minutes later.

The Amish man driving the buggy was taken to Albany Medical Center and treated for injuries.

The next evening, there was an accident involving a car and an Amish horse and buggy on New Turnpike Road near St. Johnsville. The drivers escaped serious injury but the horse had to be put down because of the injuries it suffered.

Categories: Schenectady County

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