Video shows tourists jumping out of runaway horse carriage in Savannah, Ga.

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SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Newly released video shows tourists jumping out of an out-of-control horse carriage in Savannah.

The incident happened on Monday when five tourists visiting Savannah had to jump out of the carriage when the horse got spooked and took off, galloping through busy intersections and crashing into several vehicles.

Two women and three children were riding through the historic district when the horse began running.

The 37-year-old carriage operator was ejected from the coach and treated at a local hospital with unknown injuries.

Surveillance video from the scene shows the horse bounding into parked vehicles, weaving between cars on narrow streets and galloping against traffic through busy intersections.

Police said the horse ran wild for six blocks before employees at a nearby restaurant caught up to the animal and fed it carrots to calm him down.


  • CJ

    I live in Savannah and these horses shouldn’t be locked up anyway. There are plenty of other things to do in Savannah besides ride on a carriage. There are trolley tours, walking tours, car tours and plenty of others. Horses are wild animals, and that’s the way it should be. They belong there, if you were used to living in the wild and you had to drag around a heavy carriage all day, dragging around people who are too lazy to walk, surrounded by honking cars and traffic, you’d go crazy. I see these horses on a daily basis and they look lifeless. Obviously no one gives two shits how they treated. How are you going to expect a horse to live in an environment like Savannah, around people who don’t care about them, and not go psychotic. It’s not the horses fault, it’s the pathetic company who only does it for mmomoney.

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