Ohio troopers believe a man was drinking before he crashed his all-terrain vehicle into a horse-drawn buggy carrying an Amish couple and their nine children.

The State Highway Patrol says the ATV driver was hospitalized with serious injuries following Sunday evening's accident on a road in northeast Ohio's Stark County. WJW-TV reports (http://bit.ly/wNPtOY ) the father driving the buggy received a cut on the head but no one else in the family was hurt.

Trooper Matthew Mossor tells the television station the 34-year-old ATV driver wasn't wearing a helmet or his seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle. Mossor says the patrol believes alcohol played a role in the crash, which remains under investigation.


Information from: WJW-TV, http://www.fox8.com