A runaway horse caused traffic chaos yesterday after escaping from Son Pardo hippodrome and galloping on to the Via Centura.
Palma.—Members of the Guardia Civil and the Local Police were involved in an operation to safely capture a runaway horse on the Via Centura yesterday morning. The horse escaped from Son Pardo hippodrome just before 11am during a trotting session with its trainer.
For reasons yet to be confirmed, the horse was suddenly spooked by something, knocked its trainer to the ground and managed to slip out of its trotting harness.
It then proceed to gallop out of the hippodrome onto the Via Centura, moving from lane to lane and even on to the hard shoulder causing traffic chaos.
Eventually traffic drew to halt and drivers began calling the emergency centre.