Kalamazoo, MI Runaway Accident, May 1909

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HAVE NARROW ESCAPE IN RUNAWAY ACCIDENT

MAN, WIFE AND CHILD PITCHED INTO JUICY MIXTURE OF BUTTER AND EGGS.

E. F. Pattison, his wife and eight year old daughter, Helen, were thrown from an buggy, on Rose street near Main when a horse Pattison was driving ran away yesterday afternoon. The girl, was slightly injured about the arms. Her parents escaped unharmed.

The horse was caught on Eleanor street. The buggy was wrecked.

Pattison was driving on West Main street when the horse became frightened at a street car. The buggy collided with the curbing and overturned, pitching Pattison, his wife and child onto the pavement.

A quantity of butter and eggs that were tucked under the seat of the rig were tossed into the street before Pattison was thrown out.

Pattison lives near Alamo. Their escape from instant death was remarkable.

Kalamazoo Gazette, Kalamazoo, MI 8 May 1909