Amish child suffers head injury after vehicle crashes into buggy, Potsdam man faces charges
HOPKINTON -- A Potsdam man's vehicle collided with an Amish buggy Sunday evening on State Highway 11B that resulted in a child being injured and charges for the driver of the vehicle, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff's deputies.
Reynold R. Voisine, 36, was traveling west on SH 11B around 620 when he failed to notice the buggy, also driving west, officers said.Voisine's vehicle allegedly struck the left side of the buggy causing extensive damage.
Deputies said Voisine's vehicle then exited the right showlder striking a sign post and a small tree before coming to a rest in a field.
The buggy was being operated by Joe J. Miller, Potsdam, and occupied by two adults and six children, officers said.
A four-year old reportedly was treated on the scene for a contusion to the head by medical personnel.
Voisine was ticketed for failure to use due care when approaching a horse, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation due to a suspension on his license for failure to pay a fine, failure to notify DMV of an address change, and uninspected vehicle, officers said.
Deputies said they were assisted on the scene by Hopkinton-Fort Jackson fire and Tri-Town rescue.