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SUV Crashes into Amish Buggies in Ohio, 8 Injured

According to the Ohio Highway Patrol a sport-utility vehicle crossed into the approaching lane, crashing head on into two Amish buggies traveling northeast in Ohio.

Details on the Crash

Reuters reports the crash occurred Sunday morning. The highway patrol’s reports show that there were not any drugs or alcohol involved in the accident.

The individuals in the buggies ages ranged from 2-years-old to 55-years-old.

Authorities confirmed that eight people were injured, three out of the eight were children. The two drivers and five passengers were thrown from the buggies.

The injured individuals in the buggies and the driver of the SUV were transported to hospitals in the area.

One of the horses died and the other horse had minor injuries.

National Car Crash Statistics

The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 35,092 people died in motor vehicle wrecks on U.S. roadways in 2015, an increase of 7.2 percent from 2014.
  • An estimated 2.44 million people suffered injuries in motor vehicle accidents in 2015.
    • 105,000 more people sustained injuries in crashes in 2015 compared to 2014.
  • Fatal multiple-vehicle crashes increased by 11.2 percent from 2014.

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