Carriage Horse Involved in Accident Near Central Park - NYCLASS

Carriage Horse Involved in Accident Near Central Park

After the accident, the brown and white horse, who was wearing a harness adorned with red velvet, was tied to a lamp post on the west side of Ninth Avenue between West 57th and 58th streets. The animal had bloody cuts on its nose. The horse appeared to panic and whinny, then fell on its side, then NYPD personnel led the animal to a truck.

16 August 2012
After the accident, the brown and white horse, who was wearing a harness adorned with red velvet, was tied to a lamp post on the west side of Ninth Avenue between West 57th and 58th streets. The animal had bloody cuts on its nose. The horse appeared to panic and whinny, then fell on its side, then NYPD personnel led the animal to a truck.

MIDTOWN — A carriage horse was involved in an accident with a car near Central Park Thursday afternoon, an FDNY spokesman said.

Emergency responders raced to the scene at Seventh Avenue and Central Park South at 4:20 p.m. after the crash.

After the accident, the brown and white horse, who was wearing a harness adorned with red velvet, was tied to a lamp post on the west side of Ninth Avenue between West 57th and 58th streets. The animal had bloody cuts on its nose. The horse appeared to panic and whinny, then fell on its side, then NYPD personnel led the animal to a truck.

A tourist said he saw the overturned carriage, but no horse, at West 60th and Broadway, where it appeared to have collided with a black sedan. One of the carriage's rear wheels was completely destroyed, said Chris Harvie, a tourist from Australia.

"The carriage was on its side," Harvie said. "The very nice black shiny limo was covered in horse poo."

June accident involving a carriage horse, a motorcycle and an SUV at Columbus Circle injured the horse and renewed criticism of the carriage horse industry, which has come under fire from animal rights activists.

 

Read more: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20120816/midtown/carriage-horse-involved-car-accident#ixzz23kUFsBGh

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