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Harness driver critical after accident at Chester horse track

A bad step at a turn by one horse caused a collision involving four horses and their drivers at Harrah's Philadelphia racetrack Sunday.

A harness driver was critically injured in a race at Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday. Credit: Getty Images A harness driver was critically injured in a race at Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday.
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A harness driver is in critical condition after being trampled during a horse race Sunday at Harrah's Philadelphia in Chester, Delaware County.

A bad step at a turn by one horse caused a collision involving four horses and their drivers, 6ABC Action News reports.

Driver Anthony Coletta was seriously injured when he was tossed in the air, then trampled by one of the horses. He was rushed to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he is fighting for his life.

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Coletta was driving a horse named Straight Up Tequila when the crash occurred. It was Rocknmy Jeans that took the bad step, according to the report.

Caesars Entertainment, which owns Harrah's, released the following statement:

Earlier this evening there was an accident involving four horses and their drivers at Harrah's Philadelphia. One of the drivers is being treated for his injuries, and while complete information of the extent is not available at this time, our first concern is for the well being of the driver involved, and we send our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.
 
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