Buggy dragging critically injures two children
Two Marshall County girls were critically injured Friday after being dragged under an Amish buggy in Kosciusko County.
Kosciusko County Sheriff's Deputies and emergency personnel responded after 2:28 p.m. to 6955 West, County Road 650 North in Etna Green after receiving a 911 call of the injuries. Responders arrived and found a 3-year-old and a 1-year- old had been severely injured after being dragged underneath a carriage.
According to sheriff's department Cpl. Chris Rager, the mother of the children, Barbara Miller, of Bourbon, had been preparing to leave a home in Etna Green when the horse suddenly backed up, causing the carriage to flip onto its side. The two girls had been placed inside the carriage and had slid to the open area and were trapped as the horse dragged the carriage for about 50 yards on the stone driveway.
After stopping the horse, the girls were removed and the Amish families immediately tried to call and seek for emergency medical help at the County Road 650 North location. Both children were airlifted via helicopter to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. They were both listed in critical condition Friday evening.
Vehicle hits house
A driver was hospitalized in serious condition after his vehicle ran into a house Friday morning, according to a New Haven Police news release.
Randy Jefferson's Jeep Cherokee was eastbound on Lincoln Highway West at around 8:51 a.m. when it left the road, struck a mailbox, bushes, landscaping and a fence before hitting a mobile home and house, according to the release.
Officers and paramedics found Jefferson semi-conscious, and investigators believe he might have suffered a medical condition that caused his Jeep to leave the road, according to the release. He was taken to Parkview Regional Medical Center.
The American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana assisted the families in the homes. They were not injured.