1949 - Highway Safety Commission Lists 1948 Freak Accidents - Horse Meets Car
...Last September in Portland a saddle horse became tired of the routine obstacle jumps and bolted for the highway. An automobile blocked the path of the animal and it essayed a high-and-broad jump from front to rear. It cleared the radiator cap and hood, but its two front hooves crashed through the windshield and the rider came a cropper and landed sitting down on top of the car. The horse suffered cuts from the windshield and the motorist and rider were uninjured, but the hood, fenders and windshield of the car were damaged plenty...
Wednesday, January 5, 1949
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