MIDTOWN — A yellow cab smashed into a Central Park horse-drawn carriage Monday night, according to the Daily News.
The accident left four people hurt. The horse was not injured, police told the newspaper.
Witnesses told the News the cab rear-ended the carriage just before midnight on Central Park South.
"A lady was thrown out of the carriage, all the way to the sidewalk," Gyamfi Frempong, a night manager at The Helmsley Park Lane Hotel, told the newspaper.
It left the buggy flipped on its side. The horse was also knocked over, but managed to get back to its feet, witnesses said.
The accident left a man, 60, with non-life threatening injuries, and another three passengers with minor injuries, the newspaper said.
"The horse ended up with the carriage on top of it," Edita Birnkrant, New York director of Friends of Animals, a group that has been working with state Senator Tony Avella on trying to ban the city's horse-drawn carriage industry, wrote in an email.
An eyewitness sent her a picture of the horse splattered with blood after the crash, she said.
"This is just one of many accidents that have occurred and will continue to occur as long as horses are placed in chaotic city streets," she said.