New York City, NY Stolen Taxi And Bus Crash, Jan 1946


New York (AP) -- Two men riding in what police said was a stolen taxicab were killed late last night in a collision with a New Jersey-bound bus in which 15 bus passengers were injured.
The cab rammed into the bus with such force, police said, that its top was torn off while the chassis continued on until it smashed into a parked car and overturned. The crash occurred at West End Avenue and 98th Street.
The dead were identified by police as CORNELIUS FITZPATRICK, 26, of New York, and JACK OVERFIELD, whose age and address were not determined. FITZPATRICK'S body was carried across the street on the sheared chassis, while OVERFIELD was catapulted into the street.
WILLIAM KILVIT of Haledon, N.J., driver of the bus, told police the taxi, traveling at high speed, veered from the southbound lane, directly into the path of the bus.

The Times Record Troy New York 1946-01-24

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