Truck rear-ends Amish buggy

August 26, 2016

Surrey Rd Harrison Avenue Buggy Accident 2By Pat Maurer

A 38-year-old Amish man, Loren Schrock of Farwell, and five children, ages 8, 8, 10, 12 and 14, were eastbound on Surry Road in a horse-drawn wagon just west of Harrison Avenue Saturday morning when they were hit from behind by a car driven by a Farwell man.

Clare County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the scene at 9:06 a.m. and found that all of the Amish family members were injured in the accident. Deputies said the injuries ranged from scrapes to possible fractures and head injuries.

One of the horses drawing the wagon had to be put down due to injuries.

The name of the man driving the vehicle has not been releases pending a review of the accident by Clare County Prosecutor Michelle Ambrozaitis, Lt. Mike Bailey said Tuesday.

The accident is still under investigation, the CCSD release said.

The Clare Fire Department, Surrey Fire Department, Mobile Medical Response Ambulance Service, Officer Rudy Hicks from Animal Control, Clare City Police and the Clare County Road Commission assisted at the scene.

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