Pennsylvania Left Shocked by Horse and Buggy Accident

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

Horses and buggies are often viewed as a form of transportation of a bygone era. In most places across the country, these vehicles are less a form of true transportation than a novelty for tourists or special occasions. Nonetheless, in Pennsylvania, horses and buggies are still relatively common in certain areas, due to several Amish communities which reside in the state. These individuals commonly use horses as their primary and only form of transportation, which can be rather startling for other drivers on the road. Although all the rules of the road should remain the same, other drivers may be unsure of how to react to a horse and carriage, and they may not take appropriate safety precautions to avoid accidents. Unfortunately, as car accidents commonly involve any other vehicle on the road, horse and buggy accidents also occur.

U.S. News recently reported on a fatal accident, involving a car and a horse and buggy, that occurred in August of 2017. A car, in Henderson Township, rear-ended the buggy and then proceeded to hit and a parked car and plow into the front of a nearby building. When medical professional arrived on the scene, the buggy’s driver was pronounced dead, and the other passenger in the buggy was rushed to the hospital with critical injuries. Additionally, the driver in the parked car was also taken to the hospital for moderate injuries. No information has been released regarding the driver who caused the accident; however, an investigation will no doubt be soon to follow this tragic event.

Although this accident seems abnormal on the surface, it also indicates a very serious problem that anyone on the road faces. No matter the vehicle you are driving, you are at risk of a serious accident at all times on the road. Even though we do not know the specifics of what caused this accident, it seems possible, if not likely, that the driver was impaired in some way, which caused them to hit three different objects in their path. Perhaps they were distracted by a text, looking at a map, fell asleep at the wheel, or were intoxicated, when this accident occurred. No matter the circumstances, this driver injured two people and killed another, due to their reckless and careless driving.

Car accidents are unfortunately common across the country, whether you are in a car, walking across the road, or driving a horse and buggy. They can have horrifying results that may affect a person and their loved ones for the rest of their lives. The individuals involved in this Pennsylvania accident are not only facing physical damage, but they must also endure emotional pain and financial loss after this accident. Although the emotional damage will only heal with time, these individuals and their family members may begin to handle the financial losses with the help of a personal injury lawyer, such as Munley Law. Through a skilled lawsuit, they can receive monetary compensation so that this accident does not have a devastating financial effect on their lives.

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