Six Injured When Car Strikes Horse & Buggy in Johnson County
Six people were injured in a two-vehicle accident involving a horse and buggy Saturday afternoon in Johnson County.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that an eastbound 2003 Mercury, driven by 71-year-old Glenn. R. Gilbert of Holden, was on Highway 58 at SW 1001 Road around 1:30 p.m., when Gilbert failed to observe an eastbound horse and buggy, driven by 38-year-old Truman K. Gingerich, also of Holden, and struck the buggy.
Gilbert and Gingerich both suffered minor injuries. Gilbert refused treatment on scene, while Gingerich was transported by JCAD to Truman Medical Center for treatment.
33-year-old Ada N. Gingerich of Holden suffered moderate injuries, and was transported by JCAD to Truman Medical Center for treatment.
Three females, ages 3, 5 and 7, suffered serious injuries. The seven-year-old was flown by Life Flight to Children's Mercy Hospital. The five-year-old was flown by Life Flight to KU Medical Center. The three-year-old was transported by JCAD to Truman Medical Center.
Both vehicles were totaled.
Johnson County Deputies assisted the five Troopers on scene.
The accident forced the closure of Highway 58 to traffic for some time on Saturday afternoon.