People traveling on horse-drawn buggies on Ohio roads are extremely vulnerable because they do not have seat belts, air bags or other protection that automobiles offer. The risks of being involved in car accidents are even higher when they travel on buggies after dark. Rear-end collisions involving these carriages and automobiles are quite common.
One such an accident sent four people to different hospitals on a recent Monday evening. An accident report prepared by the Ohio State Highway Patrol indicates that an Amish buggy was rear-ended by a car in Knox County at about 8 p.m. Reportedly, the buggy was occupied by a couple who had their 14-week-old infant with them.
The circumstances of the accident were not reported, but authorities said the troopers who responded to the crash suspect that alcohol impairment on the part of the driver of the motor vehicle played a role. The father and the baby were first transported to a community hospital, from where they were later flown to other hospitals. The mother was airlifted from the accident scene, and the driver of the car was transported to a hospital. The severity of the injuries suffered in this crash is not known.
Whenever other peoples’ negligence cause car accidents with injuries, the victims can pursue financial relief through the Ohio civil justice system. Most people choose to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney to guide and support them throughout the proceedings. Recovery of financial damages such as medical expenses and income loss can be sought, along with emotional damages like pain and suffering, loss of life enjoyment and more.
Source: nbc4i.com, “Four injured after car hits Amish Buggy in Knox County“, Aug. 22, 2017