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An Amish family in Missouri recovers from a car accident in a buggy

Five members of an Amish family are recovering after a driver crashed into their buggy on Saturday afternoon. Truman Gingerich, 38, and his wife Ada Gingerich, 33, were returning from a church service with three of their six children, three daughters ages three, five and seven. According to the Missouri State Highway accident report Patrol, a 71-year-old driver of a 2003 Mercury hit the back of the Gingrich buggy.The five members of the Gingerich family were taken to area hospitals.They have all been released except for the 5 year old girl. “The Lord was watching over them because they shouldn’t be here,” Dan Atkinson said. to get to the crash site. The broken pieces of the buggy are lined up against a fence on the Gingerich property. “I looked for it. I realized when I saw the broken wheels everywhere that the pieces of the buggy were all over the highway,” Atkinson said. Truman Gingerich then went on to tol d Atkinson the true horror of the accident, wondering if her daughters would survive. “Laid on the freeway, and they were lifeless,” Atkinson said. “And he tried to get to them, and he was trying to get up off the floor, and when he got to them, he said he couldn’t wake them up or anything,” Atkinson spent part of Tuesday with Gingerich. extended Family members picking up a buggy to be repaired for Truman’s family to use. The family’s horse also had to be dropped off at the crash site due to injuries. Residents of the Holden community gathered around the Gingerich family, including providing them with meals and raising money to help with medical expenses. Missouri State Highway Patrol cited the driver for reckless and reckless driving. The case has not yet been referred to the Johnson County District Attorney for possible criminal charges.

Five members of an Amish family are recovering after a driver rammed their buggy on Saturday afternoon.

Truman Gingerich, 38, and his wife Ada Gingerich, 33, were returning from a church service with three of their six children, three daughters aged three, five and seven.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol accident report, a 71-year-old driver of a 2003 Mercury hit the back of the Gingrich buggy.

All five members of the Gingerich family were taken to area hospitals.

They were all released except the 5-year-old girl.

“The Lord was watching over them because they shouldn’t be here,” Dan Atkinson said.

Atkinson is a friend and neighbor of the Gingerich family and was one of the first people to arrive at the crash site.

The broken pieces of the buggy are lined up against a fence on the Gingerich property.

“I looked for it. I realized when I saw the broken wheels everywhere that the pieces of the buggy were all over the highway,” Atkinson said.

Truman Gingerich later told Atkinson of the true horror of the crash, wondering if his daughters would survive.

“He said, Dan, don’t you understand how hard it was when I looked up, and I tried to get up, and I could see my little girls laying on the highway, and they were lifeless,” Atkinson said. “And he tried to reach them, and he was trying to get up off the ground, and when he got to them, he said he couldn’t wake them up or anything,”

Atkinson spent part of Tuesday with extended members of the Gingerich family picking up a buggy to be repaired for Truman’s family to use.

The family horse also had to be put down at the crash site due to injuries.

Residents of the Holden community rallied around the Gingerich family, including providing meals and raising funds to help cover medical expenses.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol cited the driver for reckless and reckless driving.

The case has not yet been referred to the Johnson County District Attorney for possible criminal charges.

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