Three Newburg, Pennsylvania, teenage girls were injured in a crash between a sport utility vehicle and a horse and buggy on Sunday evening, November 3. The three occupants of the buggy were airlifted to the hospital.
According to the Pennsylvania State Police, the accident occurred at almost 11:00 p.m. on Sunday night when the horse-drawn buggy, occupied by the three teenage females, pulled in front of the SUV. The SUV was headed west on Paxton Run Road in the 1500 block, in Lurgan Township.
A medical helicopter flew the three young women, two 17-year old females and one 19 year old female, to Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Barbara Esh, 17, remained in serious condition Monday afternoon. Emma Mae Lantz, 17, was in fair condition and Eva Lynn Fisher, 19, was in good condition, according to a spokesperson for the Medical Center.
The driver of the SUV, identified only as a 21-year-old female from Newburg, was taken to Chambersburg Hospital with minor injuries. Police did not release her name.
The buggy was completely broken apart and splintered. The horse reportedly was injured but managed to break away and then took off. The horse has still not been located.
State police are still investigating the crash.
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