A 21-year-old woman was seriously injured Friday afternoon when a horse-drawn carriage she was operating hit a car in Old City, police and fire officials said.

The accident happened about 3:45 p.m. at Third and Callowhill Streets, said Officer Tanya Little, a police spokeswoman.

The carriage was stopped at a traffic light on Third when the horse was startled and ran into oncoming traffic on Callowhill, Little said. The horse hit a Jeep, and the woman was flung onto the car's windshield.

The unidentified woman was taken by medics to Hahnemann University Hospital. Information on her injuries was not immediately available. The horse was corralled about a block away and was not injured. Police said the driver of the Jeep was also uninjured. - Phillip Lucas