4 Injured After Car Strikes Buggy
Courtesy: Ashland County Sheriff's Office
ASHLAND COUNTY, Ohio — Four people were taken to the hospital after a vehicle struck an Amish buggy then an SUV in Ashland County on Wednesday.
According to the Ashland County sheriff’s office, a vehicle driven by a 33-year-old male was headed northbound in the 800 block of Ohio 545 around 5:27 p.m.
The driver struck the buggy from behind, forcing it off the road and into a ditch then crossed the center line, striking an SUV headed south.
The impact flipped the SUV onto its roof.
Fannie Miller, 24, and Esther Keim, 2, were in the buggy at the time of the crash.
Miller was taken to Samaritan Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Keim was life flighted to an area hospital. Her condition was not immediately known.
The occupants of the SUV, John Hines, 45, and Kaitlynn Hines, 10, were taken to Samaritan Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The Ashland County sheriff’s office said neither alcohol nor texting was suspected.
The accident spooked the horse, which ran to a nearby residence.
It also destroyed the buggy, which was handicap accessible and used by a man in a wheelchair. He is now without transportation.
The 33-year-old driver, whose name is being withheld pending charges, was not injured.