A woman was killed and a man injured when a sport-utility vehicle struck their horse-drawn buggy in Pennsylvania. The 27-year-old woman was taken to Reading Hospital but dies shortly after her admission. A man flown to the hospital was reported in good condition. The couple were returning from a shopping trip at the time of the accident. The buggy had working head and tail lights. The horse was also severely injured.
Accidents with buggies may happen on the region's most heavily traveled roads — Routes 11-15 in Port Trevorton, Route 104 in Union and Snyder counties, Route 45 between Mifflinburg and Lewisburg, and Route 54 in Northumberland and Montour counties — go through Amish and Mennonite communities. While accidents involving horse-drawn buggies and automobiles are rare, they are the most serious, because a jolt from a car can severely damage a buggy and injury or kill the people inside.
All buggies must obey regular traffic laws, according to the Pennsylvania Horse and Buggy driver's manual. Pennsylvania law requires that four-way flashers be used on all horse-drawn buggies at night and that headlights be turned on at dusk, so the buggy is visible to automobiles.
If you have been injured in a buggy accident, or lost a loved one in a wrongful death accident, call the Lassen Law Firm, Philadelphia motor vehicle accident lawyers. We are skilled Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers who have helped injured clients recover millions of dollars for their injuries. Call the Lassen Law Firm for your free case evaluation.