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In Years Past

April 21, 2014

In 1914, the past evening a taxicab driven by Louis Frick of Buffalo and containing three passengers, a man and two women, struck an eastbound Genessee street car in the city of Buffalo while going at high speed. One woman was killed almost instantly. The chauffeur and the passengers were thrown out of the automobile by the force of the collision and were at the hospital in an unconscious condition. Surgeons said that Frick would probably die. The police learned that one of the passengers was C. L. Hart, a cattleman of Reading, Pa. One of the women was Catherine McCracken. She would die. It was said that the taxicab was racing with another taxicab and was going at the rate of 30 miles per hour.



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