Sunday, April 13, 2008

Tragedy averted, this time

A carriage horse spooked in Cincinnati on Saturday night, tossing the carriage driver and losing the passengers. The horse dragged the overturned carriage for two blocks before being stopped by police. The driver suffered a back injury and a female passenger suffered a head injury. Police returned the horse to its stable; it was not immediately clear whether the horse had any injuries.

The latest news of a horse-drawn carriage accident is not surprising; rather, it is predictable. Putting horses into traffic is a recipe for disaster and often has tragic consequences.

Photo credit: Adam Eger for The (Cincinnati) Enquirer

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