6 hurt when horse jumps into stands at KC rodeo

Monday, June 27, 2011 | 9:48 a.m. CDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Six people were injured after a horse left the track and jumped into a crowd of spectators during a rodeo in southeast Kansas City.

Police said none of the injuries were serious after the incident shortly before 4 p.m. Sunday at the Benjamin Ranch.

A police official said two horses were being ridden by jockeys when one of them went into the  stands and struck several people.

Fire department ambulances took the injured spectators to an area hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries.

Bob Faulkner, the manager of Benjamin Ranch, said the most serious injury appears to be a broken arm.


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