Car collides with Amish buggy

By Tom Hintgen
Otter Tail County Correspondent

Sheriff deputies, on Nov. 9, reported a minor injury to a car passenger when a vehicle struck a deer close to 6 p.m. The accident took place near the intersection of Highway 59 and 130th Street, south of Fergus Falls and west of Dalton.

On Nov. 8, a vehicle was totaled after striking a deer at the intersection of Highway 10 and 410th Street, southeast of Perham. The accident took place at 5:05 a.m.

Amish buggy struck by car

Injuries were avoided after a car struck an Amish buggy pulled by a horse close to 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 near the intersection of Highways 8 and 19, north of Bluffton in northeastern Otter Tail County.

The driver of the vehicle was making a turn from Highway 19 onto Highway 8 when the accident took place.

Amish buggies are in compliance with Minnesota state law, provided they display white reflective tape during daylight hours and a lighted red lantern from sunset to sunrise when visibility is impaired.

Power line down

The Henning Fire Department, on Nov. 5, along with sheriff’s deputies, responded to a downed power line after a vehicle struck a power pole close to 7 p.m.

There were no reported injuries, and line repairs were made by Pelican Rapids-based Lake Region Electric Cooperative. A landowner was informed about fence damage on his property.