Monday, December 1, 2008

Another unnecessary accident

This one in Argenta, Ark., where a transit bus rear-ended a horse-drawn carriage, injuring 6 people. Four children and two adults, including the carriage driver, were taken to hospitals after Friday's collision. The carriage driver and a 7-year-old girl were still hospitalized on Saturday, though none of the injuries was believed to be life-threatening. The horse, a 1,900-pound gentle giant named Ben, was said to be OK. More on the accident
Horses and traffic--a ridiculous and often deadly mix that puts horses directly in harm's way and threatens the public safety. Peruse some carriage horse accidents in NYC, and it becomes very clear that a spooked horse is dangerous to himself, to pedestrians, to bikers, and to motorists.

1 comment:

horseowner said...

Thankfully nobody including the horse was hurt.The motorist was 100% in the fault,not the carriage as it was clearly hit from behind.In this case it was a carriage that was hit,it could have been a baby stroller,pedestrian or anything else.Glad to hear the motorist was cited.