[11/21/16] Chelan Residents Escape Serious Injury From Out Of Control Horse Carriage Ride

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Four Chelan valley residents narrowly escaped serious injury earlier this month when they were thrown from an out of control horse drawn trolley in Vancouver, Canada.

Two weeks ago, Bob and Trish Jankelson were enjoying a carriage ride through Stanley Park, with their close friends Paul and Vicki Warner, when the horses were reportedly spooked by a car horn and jumped a curb before stampeding down a narrow bike path- bowling over park signs, a park bench, and nearly landing in Vancouver Harbor.

Some were ejected, others jumped from the out of control carriage.

The incident began mid day Monday, November 7 when about a dozen people were on a scenic carriage ride through Stanley Park and ran into a group of protesters opposed to a proposed oil pipeline expansion. That’s when someone sounded a car horn and the horses ran off the parkway and into the adjacent pedestrian sea wall.

First responders who were on hand for the protest, were able to run down the stampeding horse before there were any serious injuries.

The owner of the horse drawn carriage attraction says this was the first time anything like this has happened in his 37 years of business.

There is some pretty dramatic video of the incident online: