FAIRBANK, IOWA – A horse drawn buggy without proper lighting was struck by a car, leading to the buggy operator fleeing the scene and later getting a ticket.
The Buchanan county sheriff’s office reported that on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at approximately 6:45 PM, deputies responded to a report of a car versus horse drawn buggy accident in the 1400 block 100th Street (IA Hwy 281) east of Fairbank.
According to the investigation, a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt operated by Jon Doese of Fairbank was traveling east on 100th Street when he came upon a horse drawn buggy that was also traveling east. Doese did not immediately see the buggy and struck it on the left side, breaking the left rear tire off. The occupant of the buggy had already left the scene prior to law enforcement arrival. No injuries were reported to Doese, the buggy operator or the horse. Later, Sheriff’s Deputies located and issued a citation to William Lambright of Fairbank, the occupant of the Amish buggy, for Failure to Use Required Lighting Device.