6.04.2008

Say What?


A faithful reader emails "Breaking news: Horse drawn carriage hit by mini-van in Bridgeport."

Edit: Even mentioned on WBAP a second ago.

Edit #2: A Joe Duty speeding alert has been issued.

Edit #3: As one of the commentors reminded me, didn't someone post a comment under an earlier post expressing "surprise" that the horse drawn carriage hadn't been hit at that site before? I'll track it down later. (Update to edit: Found it. What follows was posted on 5/21/08).


Edit #4: An emailer sends in a pic of the way the carriage looked before the Incident of June, 2008.


Edit: I'll be dang, it made the Dallas Morning News.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

yup, its true. at 114 and 2123. and the mini van lost big time. the horses looked alright tho.

Anonymous said...

There were a bunch of sirens screaming down the street, there is certainly something going on.

Anonymous said...

I was behind them turning off 2123. She hit the back of the wagon hard. The little old man every morning travels 2123 I am suprised he has not been hit or killed yet! I bet they give hime a ticket. He rides to his feed store in town.

Anonymous said...

old man is completely legal, he has his slow moving vehicle placard and is well within the law. after all it is a farm to market road. and today he was on the shoulder not the roadway

House of R & R said...

OMG Great minds think alike..:). I was just going to post your last edit.

Anonymous said...

It was an accident waiting to happen. Thank goodness no person or animal was hurt, which was truly a miracle.

Bulldog said...

Ya gotta love those Bridgeport Amish folk.

Anonymous said...

I drove by it as they were hauling the mini van off. 8:11 is right, the mini van lost! Thank God the old man and horses were ok though. The carriage is parked in the emty Dry Creek store lot and it really doesn't look that bad! I know the man can ride his carriage in 2123 because is is a Farm Market Road but can he legally ride it on 114, a state highway?

Anonymous said...

Hit 'em so hard it turned the buggy upside down. Check that photo

Anonymous said...

Speed limit of 50 mph, downhill grade with road curved to the left, at an intersection, in an urban environment. Looks like a good place to die. Does TXDOT's Bill Nelson have an ownership interest in any of the funeral homes in Wise County?

Anonymous said...

Yes Barry, I had commented before about this man riding down the highway. I dont quite understand how the man and horses sustained little injuries. I know the horses were bleeding from their hind legs but the van took a beating!! I couldnt beleive the horses were standing when I went over the overpass I saw animal control pass me and thought I would see TWO SEVERLY INJURED horses!! LUCKY them!!!!!

Anonymous said...

It brings to mind a little drinkin diddy:

Oh she jumped in the buggy
the horse ran away
tore the buggy all to hell
Now the horse is in the stable and
the buggy is in the barn
another little drink won't do any harm

Anonymous said...

to 11:31, the buggy is made of steel and the mini van is made of cheap forgein parts so the van had no chance. i figured the horses would have been hurt too but they looked just fine when i drove by shortly after it happened.

Anonymous said...

Are the unicorns ok?

Anonymous said...

Omlettes taste good

Anonymous said...

Just another example of the Dallas Morning News scooping the Star-Telegram.

Anonymous said...

You can't call then omlettes unles you are Omish. CPS will have you arrested and take them away!

Anonymous said...

For those of you who think it is perfectly legal for him to drive down the "farm to market road " and "on the shoulder of 114", you are correct it is legal.
But is it safe? Do you have to drive behind him everyday at 7:30 am while he is directing traffic from his bench seat? And then behind him again at 5:00 pm on his way back home?
I have to make it a point to leave early so I can plan my route to pass him on 2123, a Road that is so dangerous no one should pass. And much to dangerous for a wagon and horses. You should see all of the teenagers trying to get around him on their way to school, it was truly an accident waiting to happen. I am glad he and his team escaped any injury as well as the other driver no matter who's fault it was.

Anonymous said...

You should move back to where you came from, 6:26PM - you should have known better when you bought that "ranchette" out in the country. It's not the farmers on tractors, or feed-store owners who drive their horse and buggy to work that makes these beautiful country roads out here deadly - it's the soccer mom's on cell phones, spoiled children speeding in their hot cars, rock trucks and tanker trucks that make the roads deadly.

RPM said...

7:24 wins!

Anonymous said...

7:24 - add a bit of road rage to that list, which happened to our family one morning on 2123. We were almost pushed onto 114 by a mad OLD woman in a green car - we finally just got off the road and let her roar on.

Kids aren't the only ones who speed.

Anonymous said...

to 11:31, the buggy is made of steel and the mini van is made of cheap forgein parts so the van had no chance. i figured the horses would have been hurt too but they looked just fine when i drove by shortly after it happened.

Set this in your mind to Bon Jovi's Wanted Dead or Alive.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he'll learn his lesson. That's WAY too dangerous of a road to be driving this get up down. He better be glad it was a mini van and not a big ass truck or he'd probably not have made it through this one.