Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Another Accident in DeKalb in 1917


From the December 6, 2017, MidWeek  "Looking Back."

1917, 100 Years Ago.

"An Oakland car belonging to John Donnelly, skidded into the curbing at First and Locust street yesterday afternoon and it was necessary for the garage men to bring a 'dolly' and haul the damaged car to the garage.

"This corner is an exceptionally busy one and one using all precaution will oftentimes have an accident.  The accident yesterday was due to the car skidding on leaves and crashing into the curb breaking the rear wheel."

I wonder if the garage they took it to was the new one at First and Lincoln Highway.  I have skidded on wet leaves before.  It is a frightening thing.

--RoadDog

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