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New York, NY Automobile Accident, Mar 1901


Clerk Run Down by a Vehicle Has a Narrow Escape from Death.

Stephen O'Connor, a clerk, living at 509 West Fifty-first Street, narrowly escaped death late yesterday afternoon while crossing Eighth Avenue at Fifty-fourth Street. O'Connor was knocked down and run over by a motor vehicle belonging to the New York Electric Vehicle and Transportation Company, and operated by Thomas Brennan of 448 West Fifty-third Street.

After being run over O'Connor became entangled in the gear of the machine and eyewitnesses marveled at his escape from death. He was picked up by Ernest Seelig of 114 West Fifty-fourth Street, who, with the aid of another man, carried him to the sidewalk. A policeman called an ambulance and O'Connor was taken to Roosevelt Hospital by Dr. Hartshorn. The surgeon said that O'Connor's left side was badly contused. No arrest was made.

The New York Times, New York, NY 11 Mar 1901

article | by Dr. Radut