Buggy Accident

Man will serve day in jail, pay fine in buggy accident

A northeast Ohio man who slammed his car into an Amish buggy earlier this month will spend a day in jail and pay a 250-dollar fine.

Albert Hummel rear-ended the buggy on a road in Geauga County east of Cleveland on June Ninth.

Hummel, 52, told state troopers he tried to pass the buggy and spooked the horse.

All nine Amish family members in the buggy and Hummel were taken to hospitals following the accident.  Six children were in the buggy.

The Chardon Municipal Court judge suspended 178 days of a 180-day jail sentence and gave Hummel credit for a night he served following the accident.