Buggies Horses and Accidents

Buggies Horses and Accidents


Think buggy and horse drawn carriages are things of the past? Think again…

June 21, 2015

Wellesley, Ontario – A 33-year-old Wellesley, Ont., man is in critical condition after the horse and buggy he was driving collided with a car.

June 28, 2015

Sauk County, Wisconsin – On Sunday afternoon (July 28), four people were involved in a buggy crash on State Highway 154. The investigators site that a horse trailer and RV hit an Amish buggy as it was going over a hill.

Four of the buggy’s occupants were hospitalized for their injuries, and the highway was closed for over four hours.


In Carleton Place in past years it was no different. Every single day there were reports of buggy accidents in the newspaper and this one was a special story to the Ottawa Journal.

Two days before Christmas a truck said to be owned by Abraham Cohen of Perth collided with a  buggy owned by the Stanzel family. Joseph Stanzel, aged 10-years-old and a couple of companions were hurt on their way home from school on the ninth line of Goulbourn. The rig was upset into the ditch and the Stanzel boy received medical help for shock and injuries which has since confined him to bed. The story was retold this afternoon by Chief Irvine of the Carleton Place Police. Irvine also mentioned that action may follow.

The brother of young Joseph Stanzel died in December of 1944.

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Photos from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Photo 1 -So much snow! In 1961, The Maple Leaf Dairy was still delivering milk in their horse drawn sleigh. Photo courtesy of Ralph Langtry, whose family owned the Dairy at the corner of Bridge and William Street for many years.

Photo 2–These wagons delivered milk to the Black’s Corners cheese factory in 1900. Visit us tomorrow at Beckwith Heritage Day and see our mini transportation display. Pray for dry weather!




About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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