Oneida County Man Charged With DWI After Crashing Into Amish Buggy

Town of Trenton, N.Y. - An Oneida County man arrested after crashing into an Amish Buggy drunk.

State Police say 58 year old Douglas Clark of Barenvald was driving his pickup in the Town of of Trenton when she slammed into the buggy with 5 people in it, a 26 year old man, and a 25 year old woman and three children ages 3, 2, and 4 months. All five were thrown from the buggy.

The following were passengers in the horse-drawn buggy:

  • Mattie M Swartzentruber, age 25, was transported to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital by Kuyahoora Valley Ambulance for a leg injury.
  • Paul A Swartzentruber, age three, was transported by Kuyahoora Valley Ambulance to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for a minor head laceration.
  • Sara A Swartzentruber, four months old, was transported by Kuyahoora Valley Ambulance to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital with a facial laceration.
  • Clara A Swartzentruber, age 2, was semi-conscious and was transported by Star Ambulance to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and later airlifted to Upstate University Hospital for a fractured skull and a broken leg. She is listed in critical condition.

Troopers say Clark had a blood alcohol content of .21 %. He faces several charges in addition to DWI.

He was subsequently arrested for Aggravated DWI, Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident 1st degree (A-misdemeanor), Failure to Exercise Due Care, Leaving the Scene of an Accident involving an Animal, and Following Too Closely, all vehicle and traffic violations.

Clark was issued appearance tickets

Amish Buggy

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