Caught on camera: Horse dodges traffic on Colorado highway

Bystanders help Colorado firefighters rescue stray horse that wandered onto highway. (NBC News)

A horse broke free near Parker on Monday morning, stopping traffic and putting drivers in harm’s way.

South Metro Fire Rescue responded to the frightened mare and watched as she almost ran onto E470.

"It was pretty chaotic," said South Metro Public Information Officer Eric Hurst. "There were cars all over the place, there were people in and out of traffic, and it was very, very unsafe."

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