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January 31, 2012

ATV in Ohio hits Amish buggy carrying family of 11

The Associated Press

BEACH CITY, Ohio — Ohio troopers believe a man was drinking before he crashed his all-terrain vehicle into a horse-drawn buggy carrying an Amish couple and their nine children.

The State Highway Patrol says the ATV driver was hospitalized with serious injuries following Sunday evening's accident on a road in northeast Ohio's Stark County. WJW-TV reports the father driving the buggy received a cut on the head but no one else in the family was hurt.

Trooper Matthew Mossor tells the television station the 34-year-old ATV driver wasn't wearing a helmet or his seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle.

Mossor says the patrol believes alcohol played a role in the crash, which remains under investigation.

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