Hit & Run Car Strikes an ATV

Local authorities say they have located the vehicle involved in a hit an run incident in which a car struck an all-terrain vehicle operated by an elderly Huntingburg man in the southeast part of Dubois County Saturday morning injuring the ATV’s operator.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department says shortly after 10 am Saturday, 77-year old Wilfred Buechler of Huntingburg, was southbound on Saint Anthony Road West in a John Deer Gator.

Deputies say as Buechler turned on the private drive of his farm along the 2800 Block of South St. Anthony Road West a car passed him on the left in a no-passing zone and struck the driver’s side of his ATV.

The impact threw Buechler from the ATV and he tumbled down the driveway. Authorities say he suffered abrasions and bruises to the left side of his body.

The car did not stop after the crash and fled the scene.

Deputies say were able to determine the car was a pewter or silver Pontiac Sunfire from the pieces of moldings it left at the scene.
Deputies estimated damage to Buechler’s Gator at about $1,000.

The Saint Anthony Volunteer Fire Department and Memorial Hospital EMS assisted at the scene,

Once again, deputies were able to locate the vehicle involved in Saturday’s personal injury hit and run but the Sheriff’s Department is still investigating the incident. They say details will be released as they become available.

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