Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

February 13, 2014

Amish child injured in buggy crash

Horse pulls cart out in front of passing car.

From staff reports
Kokomo Tribune

---- — A 10-year-old Amish boy suffered a broken leg Wednesday when a buggy he was riding in collided with a passing car, Howard County Sheriff’s deputies reported.

Deputy Rod Lynch said four children were heading to class around 10:07 a.m. Tuesday when the pony cart they were riding in failed to stop at the end of a driveway in the 6200 block of County Road 400 East.

“For whatever reason, the horse didn’t want to stop and pulled the cart out into the roadway,” Lynch said.

A passing Pontiac Vibe couldn’t stop in time and crashed into the buggy, causing minor injuries to the other three children in the buggy.

Lynch said a 13-year-old boy, a 14-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy all suffered scratches.

The driver of the Pontiac was uninjured. Lynch said the horse was OK after the crash, but the buggy was destroyed.

“The road was covered with ice and was pretty slick, so fortunately, the [Vibe] wasn’t going that fast when it happened,” Lynch said. “Maybe 30, 35 mph.”