Driver whose truck hit Amish buggy in Lisbon critically injuring boy now facing two misdemeanor counts and other charges
LISBON – The driver of the truck that hit an Amish buggy June 13 critically injuring a 7-year-old boy is now facing several vehicle and traffic charges and two drug charges.
State police report today that James J. Crobar, 28, Heuvelton, was charged Friday by state police with two misdemeanor counts, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, along with the lesser charges of driving with unsafe tires, a seat belt violation, failure to exercise due care, and unlawful possession of marijuana. He has been issued tickets for those charges as troopers continue their investigation.The boy and his father were injured when they were ejected from the buggy as it was hit from behind by the Ford F-250 along County Rt. 10 near State Rt. 68 in the Town of Lisbon, according to state police.
Seven-year-old Levi Miller was transported to Canton-Potsdam Hospital along with his father, John D. Miller, 30, Lisbon, officers said. John was treated and released, and Levi was transferred to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. He was initially listed in critical condition. He remains hospitalized and is now in stable condition, according to state police.
Crobar was treated by Lisbon Rescue and signed off on further medical treatment, police said.
The horse drawing the buggy had to be euthanized.