Hayrides are a fall tradition in the Cincinnati area. You may think that a hayride should be a relatively safe way to have fun, but that is not always the case. On Oct. 22, more than two dozen hayride passengers in Ohio were victims of a serious tractor accident along Patton-Tract Road in Perkins Township just south of Bogart Road, around 10:30 p.m.
Troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol say a 47-year-old Sandusky man was driving a tractor, pulling two trailers enclosed by bars, carrying between 60 and 80 passengers in all. The driver somehow drove off the right edge of the freshly paved road, overturning the second trailer he was pulling. The abruptly overturned trailer ejected its occupants, injuring 28 people seriously, some with broken bones. Two passengers were airlifted to Bellevue Hospital and are said to be in fair condition.