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Mom and 7 children released from hospital after vehicle strikes Amish buggy

Trempealeau County (WQOW)- 7 children and their parents were hurt when a driver struck an Amish buggy in western Wisconsin.

The Trempealeau County sheriff's office says the vehicle was traveling on Highway 53 late Friday night when it hit the rear of the buggy. All 9 people in the buggy were taken to area hospitals.

Officials say Sunday night that the children and their mother have been released. The father will need surgery for lower leg injuries.

The 19-year-old driver of the vehicle was not injured.

The sheriff's department says inattentive driving was a factor in the crash. 


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PIGEON, Wis. (AP) - Nine people have life threatening injuries after a motor vehicle struck an Amish buggy in western Wisconsin.

According to the Trempealeau County sheriff's office, the vehicle was traveling on U.S. Highway 53/121 at about 10:20 p.m. Friday when it struck the rear of the buggy. The department says the 37-year-old man, 38-year-old woman and seven children inside the buggy were taken to local hospitals. The 19-year-old driving the motor vehicle was not injured.

The adults in the buggy were identified as David Wengerd and Lydia Wengerd, both of Osseo. The children were not identified.

The sheriff's department says inattentive driving was a factor and the 19-year-old failed to yield to the slow-moving buggy.

A message left at the sheriff's department Saturday seeking more information was not immediately returned.

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