Saturday, December 3, 2016

Looking Back to 1916: An Auto Accident

From the February 24, 2016, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."

1916, 100 Years Ago.

"Dr. H.G. Wright of DeKalb and his driver, Sidney Brown, had a narrow escape from a serious accident early today when they were driving in the auto out near the Dresser farm, west of the city.  The left front axle broke, letting the car down with a jolt onto the ground.

"Luckily they were not going fast or there might have been a serious accident.  The car was dragged into town this morning and taken to Deane's garage for repairs."

Dragged as opposed to towed?

Those Dangerous New-Fangled Automobiles.  Shoulda Taken the Horse and Carriage --RoadDog

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