Released: July 4, 2023 - Tuesday, 03:48 PM

Parade Related Injury

Contact: Tony CipollaPhone: (805) 781-4547Date and time of incident: 7-4-23, Approximately 11:00 AMPlace of Occurrence: 600 block of Crocker Street, TempletonVictim Information: Adult Female, 61Suspect Information: N/AOn 7-4-23, during the Templeton Independence Day parade, a pony in the parade got spooked and ran into the crowd in the 600 block of Crocker Street in Templeton. The pony was pulling a cart with two people inside.
When the pony entered the crowd, the shaft that attaches the cart to the pony's harness, struck a 61-year-old woman in the leg, impaling the shaft in her thigh.
Deputies, Templeton Fire Department and San Luis Ambulance responded to the incident.
The woman was transported to a local hospital. The extent of her injuries is unknown at this time.
The people in the cart were not injured.
The parade was then diverted to another street while the woman was being treated.
No further information is available at this time.