- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

DAYTON, Iowa (AP) - An elderly grand marshal injured in a fall from a buggy in 2012’s Dayton Rodeo parade is suing the rodeo organization - a group he help found.

The Fort Dodge Messenger reports (http://bit.ly/1rSBvnr ) that Allen Porter, now 96, was the grand marshal of the parade when he fell from a horse-drawn buggy in which he was riding. The fall left Porter with a broken collar bone and a cracked bone in his neck.

Porter is now suing, among others, the Dayton Rodeo and Celebration, the city of Dayton and two local school districts. His lawsuit, filed in Webster County, says a school marching band startled the horses pulling his buggy. He’s seeking an undisclosed amount in damages.

The newspaper says Porter founded the Dayton Rodeo.

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Information from: The Messenger, http://www.messengernews.net

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