A speeding car hit the back of a carriage, destroying it and sending four people to the hospital. The horse was "traumatized," according to buggy driver Donald Borchardt. A 28-year-old man has been charged with following too closely, driving on a suspended license and violating the open container law, Atlanta police said.
In the letter, PETA cites other wrecks involving horse-drawn carriages, including one in Philadelphia and one in New Bern, N.C., earlier this month. In June 2006, a carriage driver was seriously injured on the Marietta Square, and his passengers suffered minor injuries.