The Ohio State Highway patrol reported that a teen Amish boy was severely injured after his horse and buggy collided against a tractor-trailer trailer rig.
According to police, the boy, 15, was ejected from the accident that resulted in the death of the horse at rural Jackson County’s state Highway 32.
The driver of the semi-truck commercial was not seriously injured.
Highway patrol reports that the teen was just leaving an intersection marked with a stop sign, when he pulled into lane of oncoming trailer trucks. The boy sustained injuries “incapacitating injuries”According to police, he was transferred by ambulance to a nearby medical facility.
From there he was flown by helicopter to Cabell-Huntington Hospital in West Virginia, where he remains in critical condition, authorities said.
Highway patrol stated that the accident is being investigated. According to police, the truck driver pulled his truck to the side of Highway 101 and waited for emergency vehicles. He is now cooperating with authorities.