Emergency crews respond to Young’s after a woman was injured. Staff photo

Woman thrown from wagon at Young’s Jersey Dairy expected to recover

A woman who was thrown from a wagon at Young’s Jersey Dairy is expected to make a full recovery, according to the dairy’s owner.

Dan Young, owner of Young’s, said the woman who was thrown Saturday was an employee from a local farm they contract with to provide guests rides on wagons pulled by horses. A horse got spooked and took off.

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“They were watering the horses and something spooked them and took off across the field and she really tried hard to get them to stop and they ran into some bales of hay and she was injured,” Young said. “I am happy to report that she is fine. There are no major broken bones, fractures and she is doing fine and the horses are fine also.”

The farm, at 6880 Springfield-Xenia Road near Yellow Springs, offers a corn maze, pumpkin picking and other fall activities. The incident didn’t disrupt any of them Saturday.

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The woman’s name wasn’t released.

The dairy takes safety seriously, Young said, and no guests were in danger of being harmed when the horses took off.

“We have newer tractors that we brought over the last three or four years. The driver has to have their foot on the pedal to keep it going. They can’t get distracted because it will stop,” he said. “We replaced all the wagons. We pay attention when we are anywhere near where the guests are and we make sure everyone gets off before we move to a pickup location.”

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The farm often serves about 3,000 to 4,000 guests daily on a busy day, he said, and will continue to do so.

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