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NY State Police Reports: Children in critical condition after Amish buggy accident


By John Anderson, 10/5/21

State Police said on Monday an Amish buggy occupied by four children ages 6, 8, 10 and 13 failed to stop at a stop sign around 4 p.m. and were struck by a pickup truck.

All four children were taken to Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. One children was airlifted by MercyFlight helicopter and three others were taken by ambulance.

Troopers said two of the children are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

The accident took place at the intersection of County Road 80 and Rogers Road in Farmersville. The buggy was struck by a 2004 Ford F-150 when it did not stop at the stop sign on County Road 80. 

The New York State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation assisted with the open investigation.

Amity-based State Police

Troopers charged a Cuba man, 34, with DWI and refusal to take a breath test after an accident on State Route 446 in Hinsdale. Troopers said the man left the scene and :exhibited obvious signs of intoxication.”  Troopers said he allegedly was operating a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated condition. 

Leandra’s Law arrest: On Friday, troopers charged an Olean man, 58, with aggravated DWI under Leandra’s Law for having a child under 16 in the vehicle as well as DWI and DWi with a blood alcohol content greater than .18%. Troopers initiated a traffic stop on State Route 417 when they said the man was “exhibiting obvious signs of intoxication and determined he had been operating a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated condition with a child present in the vehicle. He failed standardized field sobriety tests at the scene.” The man was released with appearance tickets and troopers said the children who were in the vehicle at the time of his arrest were turned over to a sober individual.

Troopers charged a Clarksville man, 48, with acting in a manner injurious to a child under the age of 17 on Sunday. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Troopers said one person was injured after a two-vehicle accident on State Route 417 (Church Street) in Alma on Sept. 27 at 3:27 p.m. The vehicles were driven by an Allentown man, 78, and a Cairnbrook, Pa man, 24.

Troopers are investigating an agriculture accident from Angelica where an Angelica man, 85, was injured.

Troopers charged a Belmont man, 51, with misdemeanor criminal obstructing breathing and second-degree criminal contempt after an incident on Monday at 12:42 p.m. in Amity. The incident is still under investigation.

Troopers went to Friendship for a 911 hang up call on MOnday at 6 p.m. and closed the investigation.

Troopers were called to a cattle complaint in Willing on Monday at 6:45 p.m. and were able to secure the cattle and close the investigation.

Troopers are investigating a complaint of burglary from a home in Hinsdale as they arrested four people for felonies for second-degree burglary and dwelling. Troopers charged Erika Bulkeley, 28, of Cuba, Charlene Bulkeley, 49, of Bolivar, Joseph Fernandes, 47, of Olean (also charged with tampering with physical evidence) and Edward Bulkeley, 30, of Almond.

Troopers said no injuries were reported when a Scio man, 26, was in a one-car accident on McAndrews Road in Andover on Sunday at 4:10 p.m.

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