September 13, 2004

Today in Automotive History 1899

Today in Automotive History

1899 Danger On The Roads

The first recorded fatality from an automobile accident occurred on this day, after an oncoming vehicle fatally struck Henry Bliss on the streets of New York. Bliss, a 68-year-old real estate broker, was debarking from a southbound streetcar at the corner of Central Park West and 74th Street when driver Arthur Smith ran him over. Smith was arrested and held on $1,000 bail while Henry Bliss was taken to Roosevelt hospital, where he died.

Posted by Quality Weenie at September 13, 2004 09:05 AM