Six people were hurt in a collision between a car and a horse-drawn buggy in Gallia County on May 30, 2011. Police have filed charges of driving under the influence against the driver of the car.
Lori Cotton was driving on State Route 160 near Ewington around 10:00 p.m. that night. She crossed the centerline and struck the horse and buggy. The impact threw all four passengers out of the buggy and onto the side of the road. No one on the road is safe from someone driving under the influence, states a Cincinnati accident lawyer.
Two of the buggy passengers, Andy Schrock and his son David were flown by helicopter to Cabell Huntington Hospital. An ambulance transported Katie and Saloma Schrock to Holzer Medical Center. Andy Schrock received serious injuries that required three surgeries to remove blood clots and bone fragments from his brain.
Cotton missed the horse and struck the buggy directly on the corner of Andy Schrock’s side. He was driving the buggy at the time of impact. The horse broke loose from the vehicle and later was found at a local feed store, relatively unharmed.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from an accident caused by another, contact a Cincinnati personal injury lawyer for information about your case.