Thirteen-year-old injured in parade

06-06-2010

A 13-year-old boy and his mother were injured on Sunday afternoon during a "royal" parade on its way to the Czech castle, Karlštejn, echoing historic times. The accident happened in the town of Řevnice. The boy and his mother were struck by a horseback rider who had urged her horse into a trot in order to get up an incline in the road. All other bystanders managed to get out of the way. The boy suffered a hip injury, the mother only scratches. Both were treated at Motol Hospital in Prague. The police are investigating the cause of the accident, including why the rider did not stop to help but continued on after the incident.