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The New York Times
December 6, 1922

Man Dies in Brooklyn, Another in Queens.  Woman Loses Life Near Kirkwood (N.J.) Home.


Boy Suffers Broken Jaw When Machine Hits Trolley Car—Auto Strikes "L" Pillar, 4 Hurt.

Two men and a woman were killed and eleven injured in automobile accidents yesterday.

Knute Peterson, 48, of Twenty-fourth Street and Siegal Avenue, East Elmhurst, Queens, died in a Flushing Hospital ambulance from injuries sustained last night when he was struck by a truck owned by the New York and Queens Electric Light and Power Company at Astoria Avenue and Thirty-seventh Street, near his home.  Thomas Whittaker of 212 Vanderventer Avenue, Flushing, operator of the truck, was arrested on a charge of homicide.

Charles Freuk, 61, of 1,060 Herkimer Street, struck while crossing the street at Nostrand Avenue and Fulton Street, Brooklyn, died from injuries.  Arthur E. Moodke of 503 Hendrix Street, the driver, was held in $10,000 bail on a charge of homicide in the Gates Avenue Court.

Mrs. Bridget Ansley, 60, was killed near her home, in Kirkwood, N. J.  The driver escaped.

Six children, invited for a ride by Roger O'Gara of 221 East Fifty-eighth Street were injured last evening when O'Gara lost control and the machine crashed into the rear of a surface car at First Avenue and Seventy-first Street.

Francis Welt, 12, of 1,237 Avenue A, suffered a broken jaw, and Harry O'Dowd, 14, of 1,218 First Avenue, sustained lacerations.  They were attended by ambulance surgeons.  Catherine O'Keefe, 10, and her brother, John, 5, of 438 East Sixty-sixth Street; Jeremiah Shurik, 10, of 435 East Sixty-sixth Street, and Hugo Baessler, 10, of 1,289 Avenue A, were treated for shock.

A chauffeur was seriously hurt and three young women suffered lacerations and bruises when their car crashed into an elevated pillar at Broadway and 218th Street.  Anthony Aulio, 25, of 806 West Fifty-fifth Street, was removed to Columbus Hospital.  Miss Tillie Pearl, 19, of 152 East 109th Street; Miss Mary Martin, 19, of 250 West Fifty-second Street, and Miss Norma Paige, 29, or 353 West Fifty-seventh Street, were attended by Dr. Sabatia of the hospital, then sent to their homes.  While crossing Sixth Avenue at Forty-third Street, Mrs. Consuelo Austin, 29, of 363 West 116th Street, was knocked down by taxicab.  She was treated at Roosevelt Hospital for contusions.

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