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Amish child struck and killed in Lancaster County

A 10 year old Amish girl is struck and killed while walking along a road this afternoon in Lancaster County.  The incident happened at about at around 4 o’clock along the 2200 block of White Oak Road near Picadilly Hill Road in Strasburg Township.

The victim is identified as Rachel Zook. The child was pronounced dead at the scene by a deputy county coroner. The driver of the striking vehicle has not been identified.  Pennsylvania State Police are investigating.

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5 Comments to “Amish child struck and killed in Lancaster County”

    MyTakeOnIt said:
    May 6, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    When is Lancaster County going to protect it's Amish citizens who drive carriages and walk by building wide shoulders on all roads? If those people go extinct, so does a lot of your tourism money.

      Ann said:
      May 6, 2014 at 11:40 PM

      When they raise taxes to astronomical heights.

        MyTakeOnIt said:
        May 7, 2014 at 4:48 AM

        Not necessarily. For decades, as the tourism dollars flow in and the death counts keep increasing, common sense would dictate that citizen protection should be addressed whenever a road is being reconstructed and paved. Traffic signals are tossed up after motorist crashes repeat at intersections. Why aren't measures taken during construction projects, like wider shoulders, which protect more than the just the Amish?

          Joe said:
          May 7, 2014 at 6:36 AM

          Give it a rest. Both drivers and pedestrians have a responsibility to pay attention. If you throw money at a flat tire, you'll lose money and the tire will still be flat. Whether Amish is irrelevant.

    Jenn said:
    May 7, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    I know exactly where this intersection is, and I'm always careful to go slow and stick close to the middle of the road, simply because it's well-known — and a given — that the Amish regularly travel along the shoulder by carriage as well as by scooter and by foot. I am so sorry for the senseless loss of this girl – and the injuries her brother sustained. I hope her family can find some peace.

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