Carriage accident downtown sends two passengers to the hospital

Charleston, S.C. (WCIV) — The Charleston Police Department tweeted that a carriage accident occurred on Broad and Savage Streets Wednesday around 4 p.m. after a mule was spooked by a delivery truck.

The operator was Palmetto Carriage Works.

Approximately 14 passengers were on the carriage, according to the police department. No one was thrown from the carriage, but two passengers received minor injuries and were taken to the hospital.

The two mules pulling the carriage were not injured, police say.

Tommy Doyle, Palmetto Carriage Works general manager, issued a following statement following the incident.

“Incidents like this are very rare and we’re grateful no one was seriously injured. We take the safety of our passengers and animals very seriously. We’re currently in the process of collecting all the facts and reviewing all of our safety procedures," he said. "We are in contact with the two individuals who were injured and we wish them well and a speedy recovery. The two mules are back at the Big Red Barn and are resting comfortably.”

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