ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) — A carriage driver was injured after a motorcycle reportedly startled horses pulling the carriage, causing them to run off the road.

The accident happened Thursday evening during the Western Heritage Classic Parade in downtown Abilene. 

State Sen. Dawn Buckingham, R-Lakeway, was on the carriage but was unhurt. 

The driver was reportedly thrown from her carriage into the street while the horses ran up a curb and onto a hill. She was taken to the hospital with injuries of unknown severity.