Woman seriously hurt in buggy drag race
The Associated Press April 14, 2003 12:35 PM
DECATUR, IND. -- A drag race between two horse-drawn buggies ended with one of the drivers losing control and running head-on into another buggy, seriously injuring a passenger, police said.
The two buggies were racing late Sunday on a county road in Adams County about 20 miles south of Fort Wayne when the wreck happened, state police said.
Ruth Ann Schwartz, 31, of rural Berne, suffered a head injury when she was thrown from a buggy and was listed in stable condition at Adams County Memorial Hospital. She was a passenger in the buggy driven by 33-year-old Victor Schwartz.
A 7-year-old boy also riding in Schwartz's buggy was ejected but not injured, police said. Four other children riding in the buggy also were not hurt.
The driver of the third buggy, 26-year-old David Wickey, was arrested on a charge of driving a vehicle while intoxicated. He was jailed Monday under $2,500 bond.
While the northeastern Indiana area has a large Amish community, state Trooper Bob Brophy said he did not know of any other recent problems with drag-racing buggies.
Hmmmm, I have a hard time imagining this.....