Video shows damage left behind after horse breaks free from carriage in Manhattan
New video shows the damage left behind after a horse broke free from its carriage driver and made a run for it on the West Side Highway in Manhattan.
It happened Sunday afternoon on 55th Street between 10th and 11th avenues around 3 p.m.
The trouble started when the carriage malfunctioned and the driver tried to fix it.
Gunner, a 15-year-old horse, became agitated and briefly dragged the driver when they started to adjust the canopy. The driver suffered broken ribs.
The animal then ran toward the West Side Highway and smashed the carriage into four parked cars on both sides of the road.
Gunner then disengaged from the carriage and continued toward the northbound lanes of the West Side Highway when he slipped and fell.
Two off-duty officers were able to load Gunner onto a trailer where he was taken to Clinton Park Stables for further evaluation.
A horse is in stable condition today after it broke free from a malfunctioning carriage & fell. Fortunately, off-duty @nypdspecialops Mounted Unit Sgt. Fontana & Officer Gehm were in the area, sprang into action & secured the animal to prevent further injuries. pic.twitter.com/DS7d91RsVw
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) November 26, 2023