- Associated Press - Friday, July 4, 2014

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) - Holland police say two people were hurt when a horse became spooked during a downtown event.

In a statement, police say the horse was pulling a carriage about 8:30 p.m. Thursday when a person on a skateboard fell in front of the horse, causing it to bolt forward.

According to police, the animal then ran “out of control.”

The carriage’s driver, a 19-year-old Holland woman, suffered minor injuries while attempting to stop the horse. A 69-year-old Ionia woman was struck and knocked down by the horse. She also suffered minor injuries.

Police and bystanders eventually helped secure the horse.

The incident happened during the Downtown Holland Street Performers Series.

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