I read this 1917 accident reports from Martville New York.
1917, June- first automobile accident reported in Martville news
While returning from near Fulton last Friday, E.L.Carr and Charles Williams escaped Serious injury when the Ford car in which they were riding turned turtle Landing bottom side up in the ditch. Mr. Carr was out buying calves and when returning on the State Road he met a large car coming from the opposite direction without their lights dimmed. A light rain was falling and between the wind and the rain and the glare of the lights it was impossible for them to see a horse which was grazing beside the road and jumped directly in front of them. The Ford hit the horse, skidded on the wet Road and turned completely over, pinning both men in the car. After some work they managed to extract themselves and with the help of others who happened along they righted the car and drove it to Hannibal where it was put in the garage for repairs. Frank Fields went to the scene of the accident in response to a telephone call and brought them back to Martville. Mr. Williams was the worst hurt of the two but understand he has now recovered from the effects.
WOW! I don't think I would subscribe to a Martville newspaper when it takes them 100 years to report an accident!
Good one Dennis...I can't stop laughing!
I would have to think that the car they were riding in had the top up, or else they had one heckuva good grip to stay in the cockpit during a rollover.
Dennis, You have to realize this is way out in the country. Mail is slow. It takes awhile for news to get around. On the plus side, the news did make it eventually.
Did the horse survive?
I don't know, might take another 100 years to find out,