Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Woman injured after head-on collision between two horse-drawn buggies

One person was injured following a collision between two horse-drawn buggies south of Middlebury, Indiana, last Friday.

According to a report from the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department, the crash happened shortly before 9pm on County Road 41 north of County Road 34, south of Middlebury.

Deputies said a buggy driven by Eldon Miller, 22, of Millersburg, was travelling south on County Road 41 and went left of centre . Miller's buggy struck the left front of a northbound buggy driven by Freeman Slabach, 52, of Goshen. Slabach's buggy overturned.

A passenger in the second buggy, Marlene Slabach, 50, of Goshen, was taken to IU Health Goshen Hospital for treatment of a laceration to her face and back pain, deputies said. No one else was injured, deputies said. No citations were issued at the scene.

There's a short video of the aftermath here.


Ratz said...

I hope there horses were OK. When I was in Pennsylvania, some Amish were nearly squished by the car due to being dressed in black, having no lights and no reflectors and being on the road at night.

Bruce Bergman said...

They have tail and marker lights on the carriages now, they've updated the vehicle codes. Whether it's enough is a different issue. And "head on" is a bit disingenuous and sensational, probably more of an "offset" collision where the horses missed but the cariages clipped each other. Need smarter horses that know to hold their lanes... ;-)