Iowa Couple Claims Horse and Buggy Accident Left Daughter Injured

Iowa Couple Claims Horse and Buggy Accident Left Daughter InjuredA couple whose daughter was allegedly injured during a horse stampede at a July 4th parade have filed a personal injury lawsuit against the city of Bellevue, Iowa, and the horses' owner.

Kevin and Lee Armstrong were attending the Heritage Day Parade with their daughter, Teagan, when horses involved in the parade became spooked and ran off, injuring dozens of people, including Teagan. The wife of Mardell Steines, a defendant and owner of the horse and buggy, also died in the accident.

Steines is accused by the Armstrongs of using unsafe horses in the parade, steering them negligently and failing to have safety precautions in place. The city of Bellevue is accused of allowing unsafe horses to be part of the parade and organizing it in a negligent manner by failing to keep pedestrians out of harm's way. 

The Armstrongs say their daughter "has and will in the future continue to suffer injuries and damages," and seek a jury trial to determine fair compensation for these alleged injuries.

The city of Bellevue, Iowa, had a population of 2,350 as of the 2000 Census, according to the city website.