It’s been a terrible two weeks for Amish on the road.

The Friday before last, a semi crashed into a carriage in Christian County, Kentucky, killing an Amish toddler.  The driver was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence.

The next day a van driver, apparently also inebriated, hit a horsecart in northern Indiana, killing a 12-year-old Amish boy.

Now, five Amish have been killed in upstate New York.   A driver attempted to pass a tractor and struck a vanload of Amish.  He has been charged with driving while intoxicated, and homicide.  The County Sheriff called the wreck “the worst I’ve ever seen”.

40,000 people die as a result of road accidents each year.  The ones involving DUI are the hardest to forgive.   Though I suspect the Amish here will.


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