From the August 10, 2016, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."
1916, 100 Years Ago.
"Emmett Condon, proprietor of the Star Theatre, had a painful accident yesterday, when he was run over by a buggy. The wheels of the conveyance passed directly over his chest inflicting severe and painful bruises but luckily no one was in the rig and his chest was not crushed.
"He was about to get into the buggy to go on a fish trip when the horses gave a sudden plunge and he was thrown under the wheel which passed over him."
Cars Are So Much Safer. --RoadDog