As a carriage wagon carrying 10 passengers was leaving the barn and heading south on Anson Street, a bolt fell from the D-Ring shackle bolt on the left side trace chain, causing the leather trace to swing freely. The trace connects the harness to the carriage wagon. The free left trace caused the singletree to swing freely, making contact with the horse’s leg. The horse spooked and bolted down Anson Street to North Market with the carriage in tow. As the horse turned to the right on North Market, the carriage wagon ran into a stationary red Nissan car. Then the left shaft broke and the carriage wagon hit a bollard in front of Market Building B causing the carriage wagon to stop. The horse fell to his hocks causing abrasions on the right and left legs. The police and emergency service came to the scene. Three passengers were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The horse was examined by the equine manager and then taken to the Old South farm and a vet was called to check the horse. The horse sustained superficial scrapes to his lower legs and was to rest at the farm.


Date of Incident: June 19, 2021 Name of Company: Old South Carriage Company Code: Horse/Mule Related & Runaway & Bodily Injury & Equipment Damage As a carriage wagon on Meeting Street heading north crossed Broad Street, the horse became agitated and started backing up. The wagon driver was thrown off and the horse bolted. The video shows passengers jumping off as someone on [...]


Date of Incident: April 4, 2021 Name of Company: Palmetto Carriage Works Code: Horse/Mule Related & Tack Related & Vehicle/Carriage Wagon & Property Damage & Runaway While on tour near Broad and New Streets, the bridle on the horse slipped and the horse ran and got to Market before it stopped behind another carriage. At one point, the carriage wagon clipped a car.


Date of Incident: July 17, 2016 Name of Company: Palmetto Carriage Works Code: Bodily Injury & Property Damage & Runaway & Equipment Related Two mules pulling a carriage wagon were spooked and ran when the rubber of the left front wheel came off. The wagon driver regained control and stopped the wagon. Then the mules backed up, jackknifed the wagon and the side [...]

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