A horse-drawn carriage collided with a taxi cab near Central Park on Sunday after the horse was frightened by an umbrella, according to officials.
It happened around 12:21 p.m. near 50 Central Park South, the city fire department said.
Video, part of which can be seen above, shows the carriage caught in between a taxi and a car.
An official with the Horse and Carriage Association said a pedestrian in Central Park on the Center Drive abruptly opened an umbrella in front of the carriage horse, which then jackknifed.
The horse soon took off, hitting multiple cars before wedging the carriage between two cars in front of the Ritz Carlton Hotel, the Horse and Carriage Association official said.
City fire department officials said there were three minor injuries at the scene. They were taken to New York Cornell Medical Center. The Horse and Carriage Association official said they were passengers on the carriage. The official said the horse, named Arthur, and the driver were not hurt.
Edita Birnkrant, the executive director of advocacy group New Yorkers for Clean, Livable, and Safe Streets (NYCLASS), released a statement, saying, "It is now clearer than ever that the city's antiquated horse carriage rules endanger anyone who visits, lives, or works in New York City."
The Horse and Carriage Association released a statement in response, saying, "Everyone in the carriage industry works every day to ensure the safety of our horses, our passengers and the public, and our record speaks for itself."