Spooked horse takes family on wild carriage ride

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Talk about a wild ride.

A spooked horse pulling a carriage with seven people aboard took off through downtown Salt Lake City and didn't stop until it crashed through a police officer's bicycle and ran into a parked car.

Jami Rodriguez and her family from Idaho Falls, Idaho boarded the carriage around 10 p.m. Saturday. She told the Deseret News the horse soon broke into a trot and finally a run. They initially thought it the horse was supposed to be running but then realized it wasn't part of the show.

The carriage clipped a bank building and ran over the bicycle of a police officer who tried to help. After several blocks, the horse finally ran into a car.

No one -- including the horse-- was seriously injured.


Information from: Deseret News

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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