No humans were injured, but a horse was forced to be euthanized after injuries sustained in an omnibus crash in Greenfield Village on July 9.
An omnibus is a period term for what is now called a car.
“We at The Henry Ford are deeply saddened by this incident and are grateful that no one in the car or anyone in the vicinity of Greenfield Village was injured. The health and safety of our guests, staff, our students and volunteers are our number one priority.The welfare and best management practices of our animals on site are of great importance to us as an institution that has included animals as part of its exceptional experiences for its customers throughout its more than 90 years of history.
The horse’s exact injuries have not been disclosed. It was an in-house veterinarian who made the decision to euthanize the animal.
“The health and safety of our guests, staff, students and volunteers is our number one priority,” the statement concluded. “The welfare and best management practices of our on-site animals are of great importance to us as an institution that has included animals as part of its exceptional guest experiences throughout its more than 90 years of history.”
More details had not been released as of July 11.