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Fort Worth, TX Auto - Bicycle Wreck, Nov 1912


Virgil Long, 13, sustained a fractured skull Saturday morning when struck by an auto driven by Frank Allen, a solicitor for C. H. Harnett Company. The accident occurred on Exchange avenue near Main street, on the north side. It is believed that the boy will die.

The boy was riding west on Exchange avenue on his bicycle as Allen turned from Main street. He became bewildered, according to witnesses, and swerved to the left in front of the machine. He was dragged for a short distance before Allen brought the automobile to a stop.

When carried unconscious into the Exchange Pharmacy near by, Dr. G. W. Eastman made an unsuccessful attempt to revive him. At the Johnson sanitarium, where he was taken by the North Fort Worth Undertaking Company's ambulance, it was discovered that his condition is very serious.

The boy's parents reside at 2405 Lincoln avenue, north side.

Fort Worth Star Telegram, Ft Worth, TX 16 Nov 1912

article | by Dr. Radut