KILLED BY AN AUTOMOBILE.
The New York Times
May 11, 1900
A Doctor's Page Meets Death While Taking a Ride on His Bicycle.
In a head-on collision at Central Park West and Seventy-fifth Street last night between an automobile and a bicycle, the rider of the bicycle, M. Alexander, sixteen years old, employed as a page by Dr. Judd of 225 Central Park West, was thrown from his wheel and his skull fractured. He died at Roosevelt Hospital a few hours after the accident.
The young man, who had finished his work and had started out for a spin, was riding south on the avenue. The electric automobile belonging to the General Electric Carriage Company of 66 West Forty-third Street was in charge of George M. Schaeffer of 353 West Forty-fourth Street, and was going in a northerly direction. The car tracks on the avenue are alongside the Park sidewalk and other vehicles keep to the asphalt outside.
There was a maze of vehicles between Seventy-fourth and Seventy-fifth Streets, and the bicyclist was caught as he tried to thread his way through them. He came suddeny out from behind one vehicle to meet the automobile, and he was struck and thrown off with great force. He landed twenty-five feet away from where the collision took place, and struck on his head.
The boy was carried, unconscious, into the San Remo Hotel, whence he was taken to the hospital. Schaeffer was arrested and locked up in the West Sixty-eighth Street Station.
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