By LAUREN SASSER

lsasser@postandcourier.com

A horse carriage crashed into the Charleston City Market near the intersection of North Market and Anson streets at about 5:10 p.m., Charleston police spokesman Charles Francis confirmed.

Police were dispatched to the scene.

Ben Doyle, operations manager of Palmetto Carriage Works, said the carriage involved in the accident belonged to Charleston Carriage Works - formerly Olde Towne Carriage.

Doyle, who assisted on scene shortly after the accident, said it did not appear as if anyone had been injured. The horse also seemed uninjured, he said. Police say the horse was spooked but they did not know why.

Doyle said it looked like the horse had become untethered from its bridle shortly before the carriage crashed.

Three passengers were riding in the carriage at the time of the accident. One pedestrian reported scrapes and bruises, according to police.