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7 juveniles injured in buggy crash in Buckingham County

Seven juveniles were injured in an accident involving a horse-drawn buggy in Buckingham County last Wednesday, according to Virginia State Police.

One of the injured was flown to University of Virginia Medical Center for treatment.

The police have said the accident occurred around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 6000 block of Crumptown Road, on the border of the Featherfin Wildlife Management Area west of the community of Sheppards.

Virginia State Police did not have any further details regarding the accident or the condition of the six other juveniles as of Sunday.

The crash remains under investigation.

The Toga Volunteer Fire Department reported that Crumptown Road was closed for roughly an hour and a half Wednesday night while crews worked the scene.

Buckingham County is home to an Amish population that relies on horse-drawn buggies, carriages and wagons to travel, as their religion does not allow the use of motor vehicles except for very specific or long-distance journeys.

In 2019, a Buckingham County woman died after her family’s buggy was struck by a pickup truck on U.S. Route 60 near Buckingham County High School. Her husband and four children, also in the buggy, were injured and one of their two horses had to be euthanized at the scene. The driver of the truck was charged with reckless driving.


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