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Horse goes on wild carriage ride without driver in Memphis

July 21, 2018

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities and eyewitnesses say a horse went on a wild carriage ride without its driver in a tourist area in Memphis, injuring at least one person.

The Commercial Appeal reports the horse was eventually brought under control Friday night in an area near Beale Street and was apparently uninured.

James Freeman, a visitor from St. Louis, says the carriage driver was picking up passengers and was trying to get into the carriage when the horse started moving. He says the driver gave it commands, but instead of stopping the horse galloped away.

Freeman says the driver ran after the horse but couldn’t get back into the carriage.

Another witness saw the horse galloping in a mall pedestrian area with no driver visible.

Memphis fire department officials say one person was taken to a hospital.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com

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