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The New York Times
December 25, 1922

Mother Run Down in White Plains Carrying Presents Home for Children.


Woman and Her Baby Injured on Jericho Turnpike—Other Accidents.

While returning home with Christmas presents for her children, Mrs. Daniel Dugan, 40, of 75 Kensico Avenue, White Plains, was struck yesterday by an automobile in the congested traffic on North Street.  She died thirty minutes later in the White Plains Hospital.  Coroner Edward F. Fitzgerald said the car was driven by Joseph Henry Jr. of Silver Lake.  Henry told the Coroner he did not see the woman until the car was almost on top of her.

Elizabeth Shaughnessy of 580 Third Avenue was struck last night at Park Avenue and Fortieth Street by an automobile owned and operated by Otto Parsons of 167 Windsor Avenue, Brooklyn.  Parsons rushed the girl to Bellevue Hospital, picking up a policeman on the way.  She died soon after her arrival at the hospital.

Although he was stunned and badly bruised when he was bowled over by an automobile on Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, eighty-year-old Henry Howes of 81 Buena Vista Avenue, Yonkers, refused medical attention and walked home, limping.

Mrs. Eva Ammenwerth, 32 of 81 Queens Road, Queens Village, was pushing her baby carriage, in which rested her son Benjamin, aged 2, along Jericho Turnpike late Saturday night, when she was struck by an automobile.

Her spine and back were severely injured.  The baby, whose carriage was overturned, suffered cuts about the head and body.  The driver of the car, James C. Crossan of East Williston, N. Y., was served with a summons.

Miss Mary Smith of 1,310 Amsterdam Avenue was seriously injured yesterday when the car she was driving was overturned in South Broadway, Yonkers.  She is in St. Joseph's Hospital, Yonkers.

Samuel Kaufman, 11, of 321 East Ninety-eighth Street, was struck by an automobile at Ninety-eight Street and Second Avenue yesterday afternoon.  He suffered slight abrasions.

Rosa Lindner, 11, of 1,321 Franklin Avenue, the Bronx, and Anna Silver, 31, of 1,374 Franklin Avenue, received lacerations about the head yesterday afternoon when the automobile in which they were riding collided with a taxicab at Ninety-fourth Street and Madison Avenue.  They went home.

Thomas Jaiker, 30, is in Mount Sinai Hospital with a possible fracture of the skull.  He was struck by a taxicab at Eighth Avenue and Thirty-sixth Street yesterday morning.  The police are searching for the driver of the machine.

Arthur McKay, 19, of 541 West 158th Street, fell from his motorcycle at Eighth Avenue and Thirty-sixth Street yesterday and suffered internal injuries.  He was taken to New York Hospital.

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