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A Sunday evening car-buggy mishap on U.S. 27 at 10:38 p.m. just north of the Adams-Jay County line resulted in two occupants of the buggy being airlifted to Parkview Hospital with severe injuries.
The Adams County Sheriff's Department reported this morning that Richard A. Romine, 32, Portland, was northbound on U.S. 27 when he came upon a northbound Amish buggy operated by Raymond A. Girod, 19, rural Geneva.
Romine told officers he did not see the buggy and that perhaps it had blended in with a lighted advertisement on the east side of the road. He struck the buggy's left rear side.
The two passengers in the buggy, Sarah Girod, 20, and Lucy Girod, 18, both of rural Geneva, were taken to the Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH) by paramedics with severe bleeding to their head and were then both flown by Samaritan helicopter to Parkview. No report on their condition was available from the hospital this morning.
Raymond Girod was also taken to AMH, treated and released.
Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $5,001-$10,000.