Story By: Jonathan Macias, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
This is the moment a troop of police horses stampedes along the road after being spooked by fireworks let off by football fans and one of them veers across the central reservation into the path of an oncoming taxi.
The incident took place in the city of Toluca in the central Mexican state of Mexico after 15 horses of the mounted police were spooked by fireworks, injuring at least two women as they stampeded along the road, according to reports.
One victim was reportedly over 70 years old while the other was a traffic cop who was trampled on and suffered injuries to her head, face, neck and hands.
The injured women were taken to the city’s Hospital Regional de Toluca (ISSEMYM) for treatment. There have been no further updates on their condition.
Local media said that two horses were hit by a taxi during the stampede that took place on the streets of Sebastian Lerdo de Tejada, Ignacio Lopez Rayon, Rafael M. Hidalgo and Paseo Tollocan.
According to reports, the firework was set off by fans of the Monarcas football team near the stables where the mounted police’s horses are kept.
The resulting noise created “a stressful situation” causing the troop of horses to bolt through the streets until finally being calmed down by the mounted police.
According to local media, no animals were killed in the stampede. The horse seen being hit by a taxi in the footage was reportedly rescued by the authorities.
It is unclear whether it required veterinary care.
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