5 Amish children escape injury when buggy hit

January 17, 2012 - 10:15 AM

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — A buggy carrying five Amish children was hit by a sport utility vehicle in western Kentucky and the buggy driver was cited for not displaying a safety triangle.

Saturday's crash comes after nine Graves County, Ky., Amish men have been jailed for refusing to pay fines over the safety symbol, which they object to on religious grounds.

There were no injuries reported but The Paducah Sun (http://bit.ly/xvlqNb ) reports the crash dragged the horse-drawn buggy several feet and knocked it into a ditch. Five children between ages 7 and 15 were in the buggy.

Graves County Sheriff's Deputy Steve Halsell cited a teenage boy who was driving because the buggy didn't have the required slow-moving vehicle symbol. The other driver was cited on charges of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.

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Information from: The Paducah Sun, http://www.paducahsun.com