Yesterday evening, a hansom cab's horse crashed into a station wagon on Ninth Avenue and 50th Street. It seems the horse may have skidded on the wet road, and the accident threw the driver from the cab; the station wagon's two passengers were also injured. The AP described the scene:
[T]the horse was wrapped around the station wagon, its rear legs on top of it and its head on the ground. The windshield of the car was smashed, and the four-wheel carriage was mangled.
The horse, which remarkably appeared to escape injury, later stood at the scene before being driven away while bucking and kicking in a police wagon.
Witnesses say the horse had been galloping on Ninth Avenue, which is far faster than their usual trot. The three victims were taken to area hospitals.
WhatISee passed by the accident scene and took the photograph above.