Deadly horse and buggy crashes are increasing. Virginia has no plan to turn the trend around.
June 15, 2022
In December of 2019, the Yoder family was traveling east on Route 60 in Buckingham County when George M. Lee crashed his Chevrolet Silverado into their horse and buggy, killing mother Sylvia Yoder, throwing her husband from the vehicle and sending their four children ranging in age from 2 to 10 years old to the hospital with serious injuries. The following year, Joseph S. Swarey of Pittsylvania County died at just 19 after a driver collided with his carriage. And last October, a driver in a Toyota Tundra rear-ended the Esh family in Cumberland County, killing both parents and gravely injuring their eight children.
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