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