New York, NY Man Run Over by Advertising Vehicle, Sept 1904


Unidentified Man Run Over by Proctor Theatre Advertising Machine.

An unidentified man was killed early this morning by a Proctor Theatre advertising automobile at One Hundred and Twentieth Street and Madison Avenue. The machine, which is exceedingly heavy, ran over the man and he was instantly killed. The chauffeur, John Haverty of 724 Eleventh Avenue, was arrested.

In the man's pocket was found a card bearing the name of the Hotel Marie Antoinette, but nothing which would reveal his name. He was about forty years old.  

The New York Times, New York, NY 7 Sept 1904

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