Buggy drivers ask for understanding

December 18, 2012, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer


The Record wrote last week about the dangers buggy drivers in the Region face each tiem they drive their teams on the road. Please have regard for the special hazards that these horse drwan behicles pose.

WELLESLEY TOWNSHIP — It’s a scene as old as the Mennonite faith itself. A procession of families cross the narrow bridge outside Wallenstein in black, horse-drawn buggies on their way to Sunday church.

Now, picture a transport truck barrelling down the hill toward the crossing.

The nervous horses squeeze against the railing as the giant, rumbling rig passes by just feet away, often at high speed.

Then throw in a line of cars coming the other direction.

One spooked animal and the whole delicate dance can turn deadly.

Waterloo Region’s highways have long been an area where the horse-powered culture of the Mennonites collides with the outside world, and that busy bridge on Highway 86 is just one of many friction points on local roads. But as crashes between cars and buggies continue to add up, one well-respected member of the Old Order Mennonites is asking motorists to take greater care around the horse-drawn carriages.

Aaron Bowman, a Dorking-area farmer and secretary of his community’s safety committee, gave a rare interview to talk about the hazards faced by buggy drivers.

You can read more here

Posted under Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Truck Accidents

View All Posts

About Deutschmann Law

Deutschmann Law serves South-Western Ontario with offices in Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Woodstock, Brantford, Stratford and Ayr. The law practice of Robert Deutschmann focuses almost exclusively in personal injury and disability insurance matters. For more information, please visit www.deutschmannlaw.com or call us toll-free at 1-866-414-4878.

The opinions expressed here, while intended to provide useful information, should not be interpreted as legal recommendations or advice.

Practice Areas

  1. Car accidents
  2. Motorcycle accidents
  3. Automobile accident benefits
  4. Catastrophic injury
  5. Brain or Head injury
  6. Paraplegia and Quadriplegia
  7. Spinal cord injury
  8. Drunk driving accidents
  9. Concussion syndrome
  10. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  11. Slip and Fall Accidents
  12. Birth Trauma Injury
  1. Wrongful death
  2. Bicycle accidents
  3. Disability insurance claims
  4. Slip and fall injury
  5. Fractures or broken bone injury
  6. Pedestrian accidents
  7. Chronic pain
  8. Truck accidents
  9. Amputation and disfigurement
  10. Fibromyalgia
  11. Nursing Home Fatality Claims

Personal Injury Blog

Sep 24, 2020
COVID-19 Liability, and Wave Two
Sep 22, 2020
Backup Driver of UBER's Autonomous Car Charged in Arizona Death
Sep 17, 2020
What Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Do for You?
Sep 15, 2020
Old Grey Mayors - A podcast featuring the political movers and shakers in the Region of Waterloo
Sep 10, 2020
Slips and Falls Remain Serious Risks in Long-Term Care Homes
Sep 08, 2020
Do I need to hire a personal injury lawyer?

More Personal Injury Articles » 
Review our services

Connect with us

Facebook Twitter Linkedin Youtube Google