Automotive News Briefs: December 28, 1922
CHICAGO, Dec. 28.—The automobile caused a higher number of sudden violent deaths in Chicago and Cook county during the past year than any other agency, according to a report of the coroner's office.
Six hundred and forty-one persons were killed during the fiscal year ended October 31, the figures showed.
CORONER HOLDS MOTORIST IN DEATH OF GIRL, AGED 6
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 28.—C. Milton Knaphle, jr., twenty-one years old, of Bryn Mawr, a motorist, was held for the grand jury by the coroner, in connection with the death of Rose Coda, six years old, on December 3. The girl was crossing the street with her grandfather, Michael Delsi, and was struck as she stepped from the curb.
Witnesses testified the lights of the defendant's car were not burn-
"ROVING SQUADRON" TO KEEP EYE ON SPEEDERS
Speeders and other violators of traffic regulations will be the prey of a special "roving squadron" of motorcycle policemen. These men, with headquarters in the District building, will patrol the city day and night devoting their time exclusively to watching for violators of traffic regulations. The squadron went on duty last night.
Members of the squadron are D. E. Gallimore, No. 1 precinct; R. H. Mansfield, No. 2; H. D. Vaughn, No. 4; G. B. Waite, No. 5; W. C. Lewis, No. 6; A. Van Shockey, No. 7; A. J. Tolson, No. 9, and T. T. Hefferman, No. 10
TROLLEY STRIKES AUTO AND INJURES DRIVER
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 28.—Charles McCaughey was seriously hurt last night when a trolley car struck his auto at Eighth and Cumberland strets and knocked him head-first from his seat to the pavement.
He was taken to Episcopal Hospital, where it was found that he has a fractured shoulder and internal injuries.
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