Girl, father remain in hospital after horse bolts at fair

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CENTRALIA, Wash.  — A man and his 4-year-old daughter remain in serious condition after they were among five people hurt when a spooked horse bolted through a crowd at a Washington state fair.

Susan Gregg, a spokeswoman for Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, said Saturday that the 38-year-old father and his daughter are stable but remain in intensive care after being flown to the hospital Friday.

A vendor was with the horse and an empty carriage at the Southwest Washington Fair in Centralia, 80 miles south of Seattle, when the horse became frightened. Lewis County spokeswoman Paulette Young said five people were injured, and that four of them were hospitalized.

It wasn’t clear if any of the other victims remained hospitalized Saturday. Young said that one had been treated and released, but she had no information about the fourth.