• Wed. Sep 21st, 2022

Hit-and-run driver injured horse allegedly hits buggy in Marcy

A horse suffered leg and neck injuries following a hit-and-run accident on Tuesday afternoon.

Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol said deputies responded to a location on State Route 12 in the town of Marcy around 2:34 p.m. on Jan. 18, 2022 after receiving a call about a personal injury crash involving a amish buggies.

Deputies say the driver of the black Ford sedan allegedly hit an Amish buggy driven by Sammy S. Hershberger of Poland, New York. Hershberger was assessed at the scene by Kunkel Ambulance emergency responders. Deputies say Hershberger was not seriously injured according to Kunkel’s assessment. The horse pulling the buggy was injured in the neck and legs, however. The horse was returned to the owner’s residence for evaluation and treatment.

The Deerfield Fire Department and New York State Police also provided assistance at the scene.

Authorities are still investigating the incident. The driver who allegedly hit the buggy has not yet been identified or located. Anyone who may know of the driver or vehicle involved, or who has information that may be helpful to the investigation, is asked to call the police. All calls and information received can be kept confidential.

[AUTHOR’S NOTE:  This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information from the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office.  At the time of this posting no additional information is available.]

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