Sunday, May 15, 2005
First Manhattan stagecoach accident of the century.
In New York's first stagecoach accident of the century, two horses led authorities on a wild and woolly chase yesterday, as they broke loose and charged pell-mell along 14th Street...Hey that's where I live -- they coulda hit me!
The wild incident unfolded around 10 a.m. when the stagecoach the horses were pulling — in a publicity stunt for country singer Shania Twain's new perfume — was rear-ended by a van between Eighth and Ninth avenues.
As the red coach — a genuine Wells Fargo vehicle from the 19th century — tipped over on its gold wheels, the white horses' harnesses broke free. They ran away, dragging their yokes as they charged east...
"There hasn't been a stagecoach accident in New York in a long time," joked police spokesman Lt. Eugene Whyte... [NY Post]
"I can't make it to work today, I was in a stagecoach accident."