Staff and wire report

SALT CREEK TWP.: A 5-year-old boy riding in an open Amish buggy remains hospitalized with serious injuries after it was hit by an SUV in Wayne County’s Salt Creek Township.

The State Highway Patrol said a GMC Jimmy crested a hill and hit the open buggy from behind, forcing it off the road. The SUV then swerved into the other lane and hit an oncoming car.

The driver of the buggy, Joseph Yoder, 36, of Fredericksburg, and his 9-year-old son were treated at the scene following the Saturday morning crash. The drivers of the other vehicles also were treated at the scene.

Yoder’s 5-year-old son was flown to Akron Children’s Hospital, where he was still in serious condition on Sunday.

The highway patrol said speed and driver inattention were factors in the crash.