Quantcast

Police: 5-year-old girl kicked by mule after attempting to pet a - Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports

Police: 5-year-old girl kicked by mule after attempting to pet animal

Photo Source: AP Photo Source: AP
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

A 5-year-old girl suffered a mild concussion after she was kicked by a mule in downtown Charleston. 

On Wednesday afternoon, police received a call about a child who had been kicked at Palmetto Carriage on Guignard Street. 

When officers arrived they spoke to the manager who said a girl had been kicked when she attempted to pet one of the mules which was getting ready to return to the farm. 

The manager told investigators that one of the workers was trying to tell the girl to approach the animal from the front, but the girl was "too excited" and went to pet the side of the mule, at which point the mule kicked her grazing her head and shoulder. 

"The proper way to approach a large animal, like a horse or a mule, is always from the front so that they can see you coming," Palmetto Carriage Operations Manager Benjamin Doyle told Live 5 News.

A police report states the victim and her family went to MUSC pediatric hospital to be checked out, and the owner of the business went to meet with the family. 

According to CPD officials, the child received an x-ray and other treatment finding mostly bruises and a mild concussion; the girl was released after treatment. 

Copyright 2015 WCSC. All rights reserved. 

  • NEWS LocalNEWSMore>>

  • Woman found fatally shot at N. Charleston home identified after chase that ended with driver's death

    Woman found fatally shot at N. Charleston home identified after chase that ended with driver's death

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:10 AM EDT2018-05-24 11:10:05 GMT
    A woman was found fatally shot at a North Charleston home following a chase that ended with the driver taking his own life. (Source: Live 5 News)A woman was found fatally shot at a North Charleston home following a chase that ended with the driver taking his own life. (Source: Live 5 News)
    A woman was found fatally shot at a North Charleston home following a chase that ended with the driver taking his own life. (Source: Live 5 News)A woman was found fatally shot at a North Charleston home following a chase that ended with the driver taking his own life. (Source: Live 5 News)

    Emergency officials say police are working a high speed pursuit in North Charleston Wednesday evening.  According to authorities, it happened on Ashley Phosphate.  A call for the incident originated in the 5400 block of Rock Creek Court where police responded to a physical disturbance involving a weapon, emergency officials said.  We've reached out to police for more information.  Copyright 2018 WCSC. All rights reserved. 

    More >>

    Emergency officials say police are working a high speed pursuit in North Charleston Wednesday evening.  According to authorities, it happened on Ashley Phosphate.  A call for the incident originated in the 5400 block of Rock Creek Court where police responded to a physical disturbance involving a weapon, emergency officials said.  We've reached out to police for more information.  Copyright 2018 WCSC. All rights reserved. 

    More >>
  • Record travel numbers expected in Carolinas for busy Memorial Day weekend

    Record travel numbers expected in Carolinas for busy Memorial Day weekend

    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:35 AM EDT2018-05-24 10:35:08 GMT
    Traffic caused by the Wando Bridge closure last Monday. Residents could experience similar backups trying to get out of town.(Source: Live 5)Traffic caused by the Wando Bridge closure last Monday. Residents could experience similar backups trying to get out of town.(Source: Live 5)
    Traffic caused by the Wando Bridge closure last Monday. Residents could experience similar backups trying to get out of town.(Source: Live 5)Traffic caused by the Wando Bridge closure last Monday. Residents could experience similar backups trying to get out of town.(Source: Live 5)

    A lot of people in the Lowcountry plan to travel this Memorial Day weekend, and they'll be joined by plenty of their fellow South Carolina residents. 

    More >>

    A lot of people in the Lowcountry plan to travel this Memorial Day weekend, and they'll be joined by plenty of their fellow South Carolina residents. 

    More >>
  • TROPICS: Chance of tropical development in Gulf continues to increase for holiday weekend

    TROPICS: Chance of tropical development in Gulf continues to increase for holiday weekend

    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:50 AM EDT2018-05-24 10:50:09 GMT
    The system now has a 70 percent chance of development.The system now has a 70 percent chance of development.
    The system now has a 70 percent chance of development.The system now has a 70 percent chance of development.

    The National Hurricane Center is tracking a tropical wave that has a 40 percent chance of development in the next five days.

    More >>

    The National Hurricane Center is tracking a tropical wave that has a 40 percent chance of development in the next five days.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly