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The New York Times
December 23, 1922

Truck Runs Down One Victim in Bronx, Taxicab Strikes Other in West 47th Street.


Driver of Hook and Ladder Co. 5 Hurled to Street—Girl Suffers Internal Hurts.

William Hogan, 31, while driving the truck of Hook and Ladder Company 5 was thrown from his seat last night when a touring car, driven by Louis Brown of 954 Forty-sixth Street, Brooklyn, crashed with the truck at Jane and Greenwich Streets. Hogan, who suffered contusions of the right hip, boarded the truck and drove it back to the fire house without receiving medical attention. A false alarm of fire had called out the truck.

Herbert Greenberg, 4, of 606 East 104th Street, the Bronx, died yesterday afternoon in Lincoln Hospital after he had been struck by a truck at Brook Avenue and 148th Street. The truck, owned by Sobel Brothers, was operated by Clarence Little of 387 East 138th Street. Little was arrested on a technical charge of homicide.

Sent to the street yesterday afternoon to play with his brother so his mother, Mrs. Nora McMahon, might decorate the family Christmas tree to surprise her children, John McMahon, 4, of 440 West Forty-seventh Street, was struck and killed by a taxicab. The driver, Charles Goodman, of 25 East 103d Street, collapsed when he heard of the boy's death. He was arrested.

John Francis of 1,027 Third Avenue, driver of the automobile which, the police say, struck and killed Patrolman Edward J. Fallon last Sunday night at Ninetieth Street and Lexington Avenue, was held by Magistrate House, in Homicide Court yesterday, in $5,000 bail on a charge of homicide.

Vincent Garglio, 4, of 844 Eleventh Avenue was struck by an automobile last night at Eleventh Avenue and Fifty-seventh Street. Nicholas Wagner of Fort Lee, N. J., took the boy to Roosevelt Hospital and then reported the accident to police of the West Forty-seventh Street Station. The boy's skull was fractured.

An automobile owned by the Brady Sign Company, 345 Lenox Avenue, and driven by Otto Mickelson of 428 Central Park West, struck Mary Moran, 14, of 151 East 121st Street, yesterday at Third Avenue and 121st Street. The girl is in Harlem Hospital, suffering from internal injuries. Mickelson was charged with felonious assault.

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