State Patrol: 4 Hurt After Car Hits Amish Buggy In Western Wisconsin

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities say four people were injured early Monday morning, one seriously, after a car hit an Amish buggy in western Wisconsin.

The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol responded at about 12:30 a.m. to the crash on Highway 28 at Highway 12, near Wilson, which is just west of Menomonie. When authorities arrived, they learned a 2014 Honda was heading northbound on Highway 128 and hit the horse-drawn buggy from behind.

amish buggy crash State Patrol: 4 Hurt After Car Hits Amish Buggy In Western Wisconsin

(credit: Wisconsin State Patrol)

honda crash State Patrol: 4 Hurt After Car Hits Amish Buggy In Western Wisconsin

(credit: Wisconsin State Patrol)

Three people in the buggy were injured, and at least one person was ejected. That person, an 18-year-old woman, was found unconscious at the scene and airlifted to a hospital. A 19-year-old man operating the buggy and another 17-year-old female passenger were taken to Regions Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities say the driver of the Honda suffered non-life threatening injuries, and the driver showed no signs of impairment.

What led up to the crash is under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol and the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office.

Comments

One Comment

  1. Jim Dufault says:

    Ok I am going to pull no punches here, I live in that area and I have no issues with the Amish beliefs, How ever I have come up on their buggies after dark and they are NOT lit well enough to see until you are on top of them,The fact that they are dull black makes it worse by far! The roads are not flat as a pancake here! You come over a hill at 50 mph in the dark, you have very little time to react. If any one is going to travel any roads any where and more important after dark they need to be as well lit as any law requires any motor vehicle to be by law. “Why do we have a mandatory headlight law in WI for motorcycles” Think about it. Times are what they are and you need to change with them to stay safe. My heart goes out to this Amish family they are great people!

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Good Question
Best Of Minnesota
Excellent Educator

Watch & Listen LIVE