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Driver, passengers recovering after wild carriage ride

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

A carriage driver and her five passengers were recovering Tuesday after a tour ride that went wrong.

According to a Metro Police accident report, Historic Savannah Horse Tours driver Ashley Bignault lost control of her horse on Ellis Square Monday afternoon when the horse lost its bit.

The horse threw Bignault, sending the passengers racing down the street and hitting four vehicles before coming to a stop.

Bystanders tried to stop the horse and pulled the passengers to safety.

Tammie Davenport was at work at her shop, Scents for Cents, when she saw the horse throw Bignault. She ran up alongside the animal saying, "whoa, whoa, whoa," trying to get it's attention and get it to slow down.

Davenport said the animal slowed long enough to pull the passengers to safety, then bucked again.

Kathryn Collins, 67, was visiting Savannah from Florida, riding in the carriage with her grandchildren when the driver lost control.

Tuesday, she wanted to thank those who came to her rescue, calling them "the kindest and most supportive people I've ever met."

Collins says the five passengers all sustained cuts and bruises.

Bignault was treated for more serious injuries at a local hospital but returned home Tuesday.

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