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Washington Times
December 26, 1922 Home Edition

Policeman Chasing Bootleggers Among Injured—Six Others Get Hurt.

Several persons were hurt in traffic yesterday due to the fog.

Policeman E. L. Taylor, of the Ninth precinct, was injured on the head, legs and face when the light motor truck which he used to chase bootleggers last night ran into an embankment on Benning road, near Payne's cemetery, and turned over. Frank McFarland, of New York city, who was operating the automobile, escaped injury. The whiskeyrunners' car got away. Taylor was treated at Casualty hospital.

Harry V. Snyder, sixteen years old, 1335 Eleventh street northwest, was hurt about the hips when the motor truck in which he was riding collided with an automobile at New Jersey avenue and O street northwest.

Miss Mary Peabody, a passenger in the car of John L. McKimmons, of Camp Humphries, Va., was bruised on the right knee when the machine was in collision with another automobile at Sherman avenue and Harvard street.

Seven-year-old Stewart Wells, 532 Newton place northwest, was knocked down by an automobile at Sixth street and Newton place, and suffered bruises on the left knee.

Earl Jones, colored, fourteen years old, 1620 Thirty-third street northwest, was cut on the head and arm when he was knocked down by an automobile at Volta place and Thirty-fourth street.

Clara Corey, forty years old, 1814 Thirty-third street northwest, was injured about the shoulder when she was thrown against the door of the automobile in which she was riding following a collision.

Arthur Grove, fifty years old, 1134 Fourth street northeast, was seriously hurt when he was struck by a yard engine in the Terminal yards yesterday. He is at Emergency Hospital with a probable fracture of the skull. Groves is employed as a clerk in the yard master's office.

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