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Dozens Injured, One Killed when Horses Bolt During Parade

A freak accident in Bellevue, Iowa left one dead and 23 others injured when two runaway horses pulling a wagon trampled spectators at a small-town Fourth of July parade, reports say.


The horses became spooked and bolted after they tangled with each other. At that point, one of the horses lost its bridle, reports say. The horses then galloped for several blocks with the wagon, trampling some and crashing into others. In addition, the wagon flipped and its two passengers were flung to the ground.


A 60-year-old woman was killed. Police had not released the victim’s identify but said she died of her injuries at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. In addition, four people were hospitalized in a critical condition and five others were seriously hurt; 14 others sustained minor injuries, reports say.


The town is home to 2,300 residents along the bank of the Mississippi River, but an estimated 10,000 people were attending the ten-year-old parade.

Experts in dealing with tragic situations similar to this are helpful in giving direction to families of accidental death victims. The Doan Law Firm P.C., led by Houston personal injury attorney Jimmy Doan, has extensive experience in personal injury and wrongful death accidents and can assist any family suffering loss or injury. Contact the Doan Law Firm, P.C., at 1 Riverway, Suite 2055, Houston, Texas 77056, (713) 869-4747 or (800) 910-FIRM.

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