Buggy Accidents

Video Shows (Distracted) Sheriff Deputy’s Vehicle Striking Amish Buggy

Video Shows (Distracted) Sheriff Deputy’s Vehicle Striking Amish Buggy

This video – of a vehicle rear-ending an Amish buggy – is worth checking out. Why? It’s the first I’ve ever seen of a buggy actually being hit. And it comes from an unexpected place – a sheriff deputy’s body camera as he was driving his vehicle. The incident took place in late October in Chautauqua County, New York, home to four distinct Amish settlements (going…

Ohio Lawmakers Explain Buggy Light Law Without Explaining The Hardest Part

Ohio Lawmakers Explain Buggy Light Law Without Explaining The Hardest Part

The two sponsors of the new Ohio horse-drawn transport lighting law, state representatives Scott Wiggam and Darrell Kick, recently addressed the new stipulation that all horse-drawn transport have flashing lights affixed to the top of the vehicle: “The bottom line is, we believe fully that this will save lives,” Wiggam said. “The speed differential is just too great.” Kick agreed. “The objective is to reduce…

Buggy Plunges 20 Feet Off Bridge

Buggy Plunges 20 Feet Off Bridge

An unusual buggy accident happened last week in Missouri, involving an Amish woman and boy (via KTVO): ADAIR COUNTY, Mo. — A northeast Missouri woman and boy were injured Sunday evening in a terrifying accident. It was reported around 8 p.m. on Apache Way, about six miles southeast of Greentop. First responders told KTVO an Amish horse and buggy carrying a 28-year-old woman from Greentop…

New Ohio Law Requires Flashing Light Atop Buggies. Will All Amish Comply?

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine made the bill a law last week: COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. Mike DeWine has signed a bill requiring Amish buggies and other animal-drawn vehicles to display a yellow flashing light while driving on public streets. House Bill 30, co-sponsored by Republican Reps. Darrell Kick of Loudonville, and Scott Wiggam, of Wooster, is intended to reduce the crashes between Amish buggies and…

Driver in VA Buggy Crash Charged With Manslaughter; Over $300K Raised For 8 Orphans

Driver in VA Buggy Crash Charged With Manslaughter; Over $300K Raised For 8 Orphans

Back in October we learned the sad news of two Amish parents in their late 30s being killed in a car-buggy crash in the Farmville, Virginia community. The buggy in which John and Barbie Esh were traveling with their eight children was struck from behind in the evening while on their way home from a friend’s place. One parent died on the scene and the…

Amishman walks away from high-speed collision; “Had an angel riding with him”

Amishman walks away from high-speed collision; “Had an angel riding with him”

This accident took place last night in the area of Junction City, Ohio (Perry County), where there is just a small Amish settlement of maybe a dozen households. In the Scioto Post report the accident site was described by firefighters as “250 feet worth of a debris field”. Here’s a look at part of that debris field: And the vehicle with severe damage: More: Fortunately,…

Drug-Using Driver Who Killed Amish Boy While Checking Snapchat Sentenced To 3-to-23…Months

This sort of thing comes as near infuriating as it gets: Tabitha L. Foultz (formerly Evelhoch), 21, of Greencastle, was sentenced to serve 3 to 23 months in jail Tuesday for a homicide by vehicle charge stemming from a March 2021 Shippensburg horse-and-buggy crash that claimed the life of a 14-year-old Amish boy. On Tuesday, Foultz was also sentenced to serve between 72 hours and…

Horse Left Injured In Latest Amish Buggy Hit-and-Run (UPDATED)

Horse Left Injured In Latest Amish Buggy Hit-and-Run (UPDATED)

It seems hit-and-runs on Amish buggies are the latest bad roadway trend. Another happened in Oneida County, New York Tuesday (other recent ones have occurred in Ashland County, Ohio and Trumbull County, Ohio). This time the driver somehow made out okay, but the horse was left injured: Marcy, N.Y. — A horse was injured Tuesday after a car crashed into an Amish buggy and then…

Driver In Amish Buggy “Hit-Skip” Crash Found, Arrested

Driver In Amish Buggy “Hit-Skip” Crash Found, Arrested

A “hit-skip” accident, which is what it is called in this article, is what I’ve always known as a “hit-and-run”. Maybe that is a regional expression. In any case, three weeks ago an Amish buggy in north-central Ohio was struck by a driver who failed to stop. That missing driver was located earlier this week, thanks to a tip. From News 5 Cleveland: ASHLAND, Ohio…

Rare Happening: Car Strikes Buggy, Car Driver Injured….Buggy Driver Unhurt

Rare Happening: Car Strikes Buggy, Car Driver Injured….Buggy Driver Unhurt

It’s usually the other way around, of course. This happened in the New York North Country in the area of De Kalb (this is the large St. Lawrence County Swartzentruber Amish settlement). It appears a woman driving an SUV struck an Amish buggy, lost control, and flipped over on the side of the road, according to the WWNYTV report. This makes me wonder if she…