In the evening hours of September 1, an SUV slammed into the rear end of an Amish family’s buggy, injuring seven members of the family. The car accident occurred in Geauga County. The mother, who was eight months pregnant, died after delivering the boy she carried. The child is in fair condition and is expected to recover, but he and his six siblings will now face life without a mother. The driver of the SUV, a Jeep Cherokee, was cited for following too close and operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI). A spokesman for the Ohio State Highway Patrol says the crash is still under investigation, and more charges are likely. Fatal car crashes with Amish buggies are unfortunately common in Ohio. Last year, three children were killed in an accident in Holmes County, when a pickup truck struck a buggy from behind, and in 2008, a 7-year-old was killed in Ashtabula County, and his three siblings injured and in critical condition when a van driver ran a stop sign and hit their buggy broadside. If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a vehicle accident, the personal injury lawyers of Robert W. Kerpsack, CO, LPA may be able to help you. To learn more, please call or email us today for a free initial consultation.
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