Elderly man injured when dogs spook stage coach horses

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MESA – An elderly man is in the hospital after the stagecoach he was driving got spooked by a dog and crashed.

The incident happened near Val Vista and McDowell on Monday. When the dog started barking two of the horses pulling the stage coach reportedly took off, dragging the other two horses in back for about 75 feet.

The 75-year old man driving the coach was seriously injured.
Also injured was a motorcycle rider who had to jump off his bike to avoid the out-of-control stage coach.

The horses are expected to recover.