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Amish horse-and-buggy collides with SUV, 4 children hurt in Pa.

INTERCOURSE, UNITED STATES: An Amish horse-drawn buggy is parked with a view of nearby farmland, 08 October, 2004, near Intercourse, Pennsylvania. Amish are descendants of Swiss-German Mennonites who fled persecution in Europe in the 16th century and are famous for their strict beliefs, traditional dress and their rejection of modern day conveniences, such as electricity and cars. The oldest communities of Amish in the United States live in this area of Lancaster County. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images) STAN HONDA

An Amish horse-and-buggy in Lancaster County, Pa.
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(AP) LANCASTER, Pa. - An adult and four young children were hurt in the Amish region of central Pennsylvania when their horse-and-buggy collided with a sport-utility vehicle.

The buggy was destroyed. The driver of the SUV wasn't hurt.

The accident happened around 8:20 p.m. Friday in Salisbury Township.

Gap Fire Chief Troy Wenger says the buggy was pulling out of a driveway when it was struck by the SUV.

All of the occupants of the buggy were ejected upon impact, including an infant and three other children. They were taken to a hospital along with the buggy's driver, 27-year-old Samuel Stoltzfoos.

Police say the infant and a 3-year-old suffered moderate injuries. A 2-year-old and another 3-year-old suffered minor injuries. The driver also suffered moderate injuries.

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