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AUTO CATCHES FUGITIVE AUTO.

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AUTO CATCHES FUGITIVE AUTO.

The New York Times
December 9, 1909


The Latter Ran into Cab and Hurt New Training School Head.

John Haigney, the new Superintendent of the Brooklyn Disciplinary Training School for Boys at Fifty-seventh Street and Eighteenth Avenue, was riding up the Ocean Boulevard in a cab at 10 o'clock last night when an automobile driven by Patrick Teman, of 241 Rutland Road, Flatbush, struck it in the rear, demolishing it, throwing out Mr. Haigney.  He was badly bruised.  Two of the ribs of John Schafer, the cab driver, were broken.  The automobile did not stop, but started up the Boulevard at renewed speed, according to witnesses.

F. Herbert Stott of 937 Park Place, with another man and two women, was close behind in his automobile.  He put on fun speed and managed to reach the Parkville Police Station, two miles up the Boulevard, before the escaping automobile reached there.  His companions alighted hurriedly and Stott took aboard Sergt. Taylor and Policeman McDonald.

The Teman automobile had passed the station before the policemen were in the Stott car, so the chase was taken up.  At the Park Circle, another mile or so ahead, Mr. Stott overtook the other automobile, and by crowding it to the curbstone compelled it to stop.  Teman was arrested then.

Schafer, meantime, had been carried into a roadhouse near where the accident happened, and afterward was taken to the Coney Island Reception Hospital by Dr. Siebert, who said he might have a fracture of the skull in addition to his other injuries.



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