Sunday, December 18, 2016

Looking Back to 1916-- Part 2: Near Street Car/Auto Accident in DeKalb

"There came near being two bad accidents today, and it is extremely fortunate for all parties concerned that no one lost his presence of mind.  the street car was going to the Normal (NIU) at twelve o'clock, and one auto was heading west on Lincoln Highway, expecting to turn on John Street and another car was coming up John Street to turn east on Lincoln Highway.

"The two autos and the street car arrived at the corner of John and Lincoln Highway at the same time and had not the drivers of the cars acted very quickly, and the street car stopped there would have been serious results to report."

Lincoln Highway Through DeKalb Was Dangerous Even Back Then.  --RoadDog

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