News: Truck driver crashes into horse-drawn carriage in downtown Charleston
CHARLESTON, SC – A person was taken to the hospital after a truck driver allegedly crashed into a horse carriage, then fled the scene in downtown Charleston this morning, according to News 2.
The crash happened near Broad Street and Meeting Street at about 11 a.m. on June 20, as the rear of a horse carriage owned by the Old South Carriage Company was struck by the driver of a semi-truck hauling a flatbed trailer. The driver then fled the scene.
The impact frightened the horse, causing it to take off and for the carriage driver to be thrown out of the vehicle. Ken Laffin, who was riding in the carriage with his family, tried to take control of the horse reins, as did his daughter.
The carriage driver was taken to the hospital for evaluation, and luckily did not suffer any serious injuries.
Laffin suffered minor foot injuries after jumping off the carriage.
The passengers and bystanders were eventually able to get the horse to stop near City Hall.
Laffin’s 9-year-old daughter, who said before that she used to love horses, said in an interview that she is now terrified to go near one.
The accident remains under investigation.
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