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Duluth, MN Runaway Accident, Mar 1908


A runaway horse knocked down Nels Stensland, 55 years old, at Lake avenue and Superior street yesterday and injured him so badly that he had to be taken to St. Mary's hospital. His head was cut and bruised but his injuries are not thought to be dangerous.

The horse which belongs to the Zenith Furnace company, was driven by William Longton. He was thrown from the wagon and sustained injuries to his right leg. The animal became frightened near the high school and started down Lake avenue at a gallop. Steensland was crossing the street pedestrians he did not get out of the way.

The injured man resides at Twenty-first avenue east and the lake front.

The wagon was demolished in a collision with an iron post on the Lake avenue viaduct but he horse was injured.

The Duluth News Tribune, Duluth, MN 24 Mar 1908

article | by Dr. Radut