Story By: Ana Lacasa, Sub-Editor: Michael Leidig, Agency: Central European News
This is the moment a 76-year-old man is sent crashing to the ground by an anxious horse during a city parade and hits his head against a wall in front of screaming spectators.
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Gustavito Diaz was watching the parade in the city of Tunja in the central-eastern Colombian department of Bocaya when the nervous horse knocked him over.
Eyewitness Flor Maria Martinez told local media: “The horse bolted right where Gustavito was standing. He was hit by the horse and knocked out.”
The 76-year-old was rushed to the San Rafael Hospital with a head injury, according to reports.
In the video footage, a cowboy riding a black horse in the foreground is seen passing rows of spectators while a white horse in the background starts to shake its head and kick up its front legs.
The rider fails to control the horse as it leaves the road and barges into the older man wearing a blue cap on the pavement.
The elderly man crashes to the ground and appears to hit his head against a building wall.
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The nervous horse tramples around his fallen body as spectators scream in shock.
Tunja official Fabio Martinez said: “We told the public that a large crowd was expected, but we thought that it would be best to not erect barriers as it takes away some of the enjoyment.”
According to reports, some spectators complained the event did not have appropriate security measures.
Meanwhile, the injured man is still being monitored in hospital.
Local media said that his medical bills will be covered by the organiser’s insurance.