Late Monday night, an SUV carrying 3 adults and 4 children rear ended a Chicago Carriage heading home after a shift downtown. The 4 children were treated at Lurie hospital and released. The driver of the carriage has a broken wrist but is otherwise fine. Milo the horse is fine, and has been checked over by Inspector Holcomb from Chicago’s Animal Care and Control.
So what does this mean?
Does it mean this?
Horses don’t belong in traffic! (chicago accident) http://t.co/bsmKjFdhP0
— BanHDCarriages (@BanHDCarriages) July 15, 2014
— Equine Advocates (@EquineAdvocates) July 15, 2014
I don’t THINK so. What both of these recent tweets fail to mention is that the horse and carriage didn’t collide with an SUV, but rather the SUV collided with the horse and carriage.
And I have to ask, how does an attentive driver not see an oversize dapple grey horse pulling a large white carriage with a highly reflective slow moving hazard triangle?
Were you paying attention? Were you driving too fast? Were you distracted? Were you on your PHONE?
Instead of questioning whether horse drawn carriages should be in Chicago, maybe we should be asking more important questions?
— SaveChiCarriage (@SaveChiCarriage) July 15, 2014