Runaway Horse and Buggy Struck in Mechanicsville, No Injuries Reported

January 9, 2020

UPDATE: It was determined that that a runaway horse and buggy was unoccupied by a person when it entered the roadway and was struck by a van after entering the lane the van was traveling in. The horse was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is handling the accident.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

1/9/2020: On Thursday, January 9, 2020, at approximately 6:30 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Mechanicsville Road and Cox Drive in Mechanicsville, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a horse and buggy.

Crews arrived on the scene to find a van, and an unoccupied buggy in the roadway.

Firefighters were told it was unknown if the buggy was occupied at the time of the crash, and after searching the area for approximately 10 minutes, units reported the horse and buggy was unoccupied at the time of the crash.

All occupants of the van were uninjured and refused care on the scene. It is unknown if the horse was injured.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is currently handling the incident.

All photos are courtesy of the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department.


12 Responses to Runaway Horse and Buggy Struck in Mechanicsville, No Injuries Reported

  1. brown van on January 10, 2020 at 2:09 am

    I just hope they can use the meat and process the hide. (or donate it to someone who could use it)

    • Obsidian on January 10, 2020 at 8:06 am

      Sure, a little 10W40 and antifreeze never hurt anyone. In fact, it gives a smokey, sweet flavor that I enjoy on my meats.

    • Anonymous on January 10, 2020 at 8:17 am

      Just like with a deer, when the insides are damaged alot of times the meat is no good.

    • Anonymous on January 12, 2020 at 1:19 pm

      WTF. People don’t eat horse around here. Nor do any Amish or Mennonite families. Not to mention most is probably no good to eat after that.

  2. Anonymous on January 10, 2020 at 4:29 am

    I am glad no one was hurt.

  3. Friend to Amish on January 10, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    I know a few of the Amish from the Library farmers market ..
    This is terribly sad .

    • S. Stolfuz on January 13, 2020 at 10:28 am

      I really think they should stick to cars.

  4. Just curious on January 13, 2020 at 8:26 am

    Since the horse and buggy are transportation, do they carry liability insurance?

    • No Insurance on January 14, 2020 at 9:59 am

      No they are not required to be insured. They have the triangle hazard, like a tractor would. No insurance required.

    • Anonymous #13 on January 14, 2020 at 5:16 pm

      The Amish don’t use insurance or banks but they’re not above making a fortune.

  5. Anonymous on January 15, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    let me guess — when a crime solvers case is given a reward, theres no press release. Such as ……. tip # 500(?) led to the arrest & conviction of such & such case.

    • What? on January 17, 2020 at 5:58 am

      Wow … where are you at?