Crazed Police Horse Kills Football Fan

Man strikes head in accident with runaway at Candlestick Park
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2008 8:02 AM CDT
Crazed Police Horse Kills Football Fan
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An elderly San Francisco 49ers football fan suffered a fatal head injury when he was knocked to the ground by a runaway police horse, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. The horse panicked when a white plastic bag blowing in the wind became entangled in his reins. He tumbled to the ground, unseating his rider before racing off and careening into the fan, 78, who died yesterday in a local hospital. (More Candlestick Park stories.)

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