Third Amish Teen Dies In Car-Buggy Crash

Sadly, I feel like I’m reading/writing the same story every week. Another Amish teen has died in a car-buggy accident, the third in the past several weeks:

A 14-year-old Amish boy died three days after suffering serious injuries when he was thrown from the horse-and-buggy he was riding in along U.S. 11 in Shippensburg on March 3.

Pennsylvania State Police spokeswoman Trooper Megan Ammerman confirmed Tuesday that the boy, who had been flown to Penn State Hershey Medical Center after the accident, sadly succumbed to his injuries on March 6.

A 6-year-old boy who was also flown from the scene with serious injuries is currently recovering, Ammerman said.

The 20-year-old motor vehicle driver struck the buggy from behind, throwing the three passengers from the carriage. An investigation is ongoing.

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    1. Sr. Bernadette Ward

      re; this Amish Teen

      To whom this may concern: I feel very sorry for the family for the loss of their son. This accident should of never happened. Because there are some truck drivers and regular car drivers that don’t care how they drive on the roads. They don’t do the speed limit and they tailgate a person, which is really sad. They are always in a big hurry to go somewhere. And I have heard some people say that those buggies don’t belong on the main roads. Which I feel is very sad of them to say such a thing. The Amish has the right to drive their buggies where ever they have to go. Because this is their only type of transportation. Unless they can get a ride from the mennonite people.But I’m not sure if they have to pay for a ride like this or not.

      For me: I may not be Amish; but I care about these people. To me they are very special people in this world and they should be treated with respect. And they are also very beautiful families & they are very much people who care about God in their lives.

      Thank you for reading about what I wrote.
      Sr.Bernadette Ward
      Benedictine Religious Sister.