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Sat Jun 8, 2019, 05:06 PM

(Michigan) Pickup hits Amish horse-drawn carriage, killing 2 kids

Authorities say a pickup truck rear-ended an Amish horse-drawn carriage in southern Michigan, killing two children and seriously injuring two others and a woman who were in the carriage.

The state police say the two adults and five children who were in the carriage were ejected when the truck hit it Friday night in Algansee Township, a small farming community not far from Michiganís borders with Indiana and Ohio.

The children who were killed were 6 and 2 years old. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities say two other children, ages 3 and 4, were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries and that a woman also suffered serious injuries.

Sgt. Todd Price told ABC News that the pickup truckís driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash
and is being held in Branch County Jail. Authorities havenít released the names of anyone involved.

https://www.apnews.com/7cf0528f735b4506afa750d7c7975fb9

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Reply (Michigan) Pickup hits Amish horse-drawn carriage, killing 2 kids (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Jun 2019 OP
wasupaloopa Jun 2019 #1
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wasupaloopa Jun 2019 #3
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 05:38 PM

1. I use live in Kalamazoo MI driving there from Ohio when going through Three Rivers at night

 

I would faintly see a single red flashing light in the distance. If you were not aware that there might be buggies on the road you not know what you were coming upon. It always seemed like an accident waiting to happen.

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Sat Jun 8, 2019, 07:40 PM

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 08:00 PM

3. Hard to see at night

 

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 08:18 PM

4. People who can't see red lights at night shouldn't drive

Two dead kids - one drunk driver.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 10:38 PM

5. I think its about luminocity. The distance a light can be seen is a function of lumens.

The wagons carry dimly lit lights and are difficult to see from any distance.

That doesn't excuse the drinking.

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