State Police looking for mini-van that hit an Amish horse and buggy

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TOWN OF ISCUA, N.Y., (WIVB) New York State Police Troopers are asking for the public’s help in locating the driver of a dark blue Chrysler minivan that struck an Amish horse and buggy, injuring the occupants and horse.

Police say the collision happened on Route 16 in the Town of Ischua, just before 4pm on Monday. The horse and buggy were traveling north on the far right shoulder and were struck from behind by the dark blue van.  The impact threw the horse and buggy forward and into a ditch.

The vehicle is described as an older model Chrysler mini-van, blue in color with some rust and dark tinted windows, the vehicle had the gold style New York State Plates.  The mini-van may have extensive damage to the passenger side of the vehicle, including damage to the bumper, headlight, antenna and windshield.

The operator of the buggy and two sons suffered scalp lacerations and were transported to Olean General Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The horse sustained lacerations and probable internal injuries but was able to walk and was transported by trailer back to the owner’s residence with the demolished buggy.  The van that caused the collision continued to drive northbound and did not stop.

Anyone with information is asked to call the State Police at 585-344-6220.

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