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Tourists, Horse Carriage Driver Expected To Recover From Crash With Taxi Near Central Park

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Horse Carriage-Taxi Crash (credit: CBS 2)

Horse Carriage-Taxi Crash (credit: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A crash between a horse carriage and a yellow cab near Central Park led to calls to suspend carriage rides in Manhattan.

Three tourists from Ohio and a hansom cab driver were injured when the carriage was flipped on its side by the crash late Monday night, knocking the horse onto the street.

1010 WINS’ John Montone reports: Should Horse-Drawn Carriages Be Banned?

State Senator Tony Avella recently sponsored legislation to ban buggy rides.

“It’s a dangerous situation for the horse for the driver for the passengers and for motorists and pedestrians and this accident is just one more indication that, and pardon the pun, that this practice should put out to pasture,” he said.

Everyone involved in the crash is expected to recover.

Back in June, dozens rallied in Central Park to protest horse-drawn carriages. Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal said at the time “It really isn’t a safe environment and we have to use our powers of human empathy to relieve horses of this grinding work.”

Should New York City ban horse-drawn carriages? Sound off in our comments section below…

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