Emma Rinke - horse accident

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Emma Rinke - horse accident - of A. if di- prob- assessor-at- FATAL ACCIDENT....
of A. if di- prob- assessor-at- FATAL ACCIDENT. the It Occurred on the East Side of City Sunday Morning. A runaway accident occurred Sun day morning aibout 11:80 o'clock, on Eighth avenue, between Sixteenth and Seventeenth streets, which caused much excitement for a time, and re- suited In a young lady being fatally injured. i;iuines .vicuormicK, a ciei'K in Wolf's hardware store, hired a horse and , sleigh at a livery stable and drove to the home of Miss Blanche Bradley, 1608 Eighth avenue, to take her a sleigh ride into the country. The young lady was standing on the pavement, waiting to; get into the sleigh, while the robes were being arranged by her escort.. The Jiorse suddenly became frightened and wheeled about, one of the runners catching a rail of the car track and partly overturning the sleigh, and throwing Mr. McCormick out into the street. The animal started to run but he clung to the reins and was dragged along the street for a considerable distance before he let go, and Mr. McCormick was fortunate In only being slightly scratched and bruised. The runaway horse ran onto the pavement in front. ol( Baumgardncr's drner store nml ntnm'fvl llimiiffti -j crowd or people who were a on their way home from St. (.Tamps' German Lutheran church and knocked down three women. At tk . -corner of Eighth - avenue and1 Seventeenth street the frightened 1 animal turned into the street and : continued its mad race down the avenue to Union avenue, running across to Sixth avenue and up to Thirteenth street, where it was finally caught. The horse was slightly cut on the legs but the sleigh was not broken. Miss Rinke. one of the vounir wo men who were knocked down, was rendered unconscious and carried into 1G15 Eighth avenue, and shortly afterward removed in a cab to her home, 1714 Fourth avenue. She was injured on the head, where a large lump, formed. A physician was summoned who did all possible, but death resulted at 2.30 o'clock this morning. She was unconscious for the greater I&rt of the time after the accident. Neither of the other women who were knocked down received any injury.

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  1. Altoona Tribune,
  2. 16 Jan 1905, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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