Barren County Horse and Buggy Car Accident Injures 4  

Matthew Troutman Oct. 18, 2022

Kentucky State Police are investigating an accident between a horse and buggy and a car on state highway 1297 in Barren County on October 17, 2022. As a result, 4 passengers in the buggy sustained injuries including 3 that were flown to a nearby hospital for treatment. Sometimes in Kentucky this type of accident occurs with the Amish community that frequently uses horse and buggy as its main source of transportation. The use of horse and buggy on a highway with a speed limit of 55 mph is troublesome due to the hills and valleys in these roadways, which prevent vehicles from seeing slow moving objects on the roadway. There are some laws regulating the use of highways by slow moving vehicles (such as the requirement of a reflective triangle on the buggy), but Kentucky does not have a clear standard that would allow for these slow-moving modes of transportation to move safely on the roadways. The same can be said for bicycles and tractors and anything that is slow-moving. 

These circumstances will require the services of an experienced attorney to investigate and locate all available insurance and to maximize all benefits available to the victims and their families. Matthew Troutman, auto accident lawyer, of the Troutman Law Office has been handling auto accident claims, almost exclusively, since 1986 and has the experience and talent to obtain the best result for the victims in the above car accident. If you need legal assistance due to a motor vehicle accident, contact auto accident attorney Matthew Troutman directly at 859-696-0001 or 502-648-9507 and he will meet with you in the hospital, your home or wherever is convenient for you. He will give you direct access through his cell phone and guide you through the difficult process necessary to obtain the best result possible for you in your car accident claim. To learn more about the Troutman Law Office, click here.