Accidents between Amish buggies and motor vehicles do not happen that often ... but it is sad when they do tangle. With the nearby Rockingham County Old-Order Mennonite population out and about in the Dayton area west of Harrisonburg, I am sometimes amazed there are not more accidents.
In Hartsgrove Township, Ohio, home of a large Amish community, four Amish children on their way to school in a horse-and-buggy Thursday morning were broadsided by a vehicle whose driver had been temporarily blinded by the sun and ran a stop sign.
The accident killed seven-year-old Myron Miller and left his three brothers, ages 9, 11, and 13, in critical condition. The horse pulling the buggy was also killed.
Our prayers go out to this family and this community.