stephen radel

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stephen radel - , DEATH Rode in Motor Car As Yonng Men Harried...
, DEATH Rode in Motor Car As Yonng Men Harried To Reach the Theater. While on the Eighth-Street Eighth-Street Eighth-Street Viaduct Last Night Steering Gear on Ridel's Asia Got Out f Order, And His Companions Wert Hurled Off the Bridge. One of Them To His Death. Swiftly speeding across the Eighth Street Viaduct In am effort to reach the theater in time for the opening act, a big two-seated two-seated two-seated Royal Blue tourist car, belonging; to Undertaker Undertaker J. J. Radel. of State avenue; driven driven by bis son. Steven Radel, and containing two other young men,. William Regan, a chauffeur, and -Albert -Albert Altfeld. a butcher. became unmanageable last night about 8:.'k o'clock and crashed into the Iron railing on the north side of the viaduct, at a place here the sidewalk had -been -been toru out. The machine wedged into the open space and hung out into apace, while the three mea were hurled out of the machine. The bodies of two of them. Altfeld and Regan, were thrown clear of the railing and 40 feet to the ground in the bottoma on the east aide of Millereek. Altfeld was kilted almost Instantly, his brains being dashed out on the wheel of a contractor's dirt wagon -about -about feet dis tant from the bridge pier. Regan was hurled into a pile of rubbish, and received a fracture of the skull, broken hands and numerous cuts and was badly injured. Sa-red Sa-red Sa-red From Death. Young Radel was saved from death or serious injury by the fact that his right foot became entangled In the steering wheel. He fell over the side of the machine, machine, but caught hold of the edge of the bridge and pulled himself back from the yawning opening. His ankle was broken and h? was badly bruised. The accident " occurred on the .east approach approach to' the viaduct about opposite with the west end of the C, c. and I Railway Statlon. gome one In the depot telephoned to the police. that a holdup had been committed committed and a man had been thrown over the viaduct, and Patrol 4 was sent to the scene. The Dairol crw. with Patroiman Heins. found Altfeld' body lying in a pool of Wood He was sti'l breathing a little! and the patrol hurried liim to the City Hospital. Hospital. But before he arrived there he was dead, and his body was taken to the morgue. i Regan Has fuunu lying near by, bleeding from cuts, on the head and hands. He had landed on his head and hands, and the impact impact broke several bonds in his hands and also ra'ised a fracture of the frontal bone of his skull. An ambulance and carr ag from Radel's undertaking establishment was hurried to the scene. Regan was taken taken to his home at flii3 Neave street, and young Radel was conveyed to the Seton Hospital. . Radel was the least seriously injured. He Is 2U years old and Is employed by h s father. He lives with his parents at 743 Mt. Hope road., Price Hill. He said he had started out with Regan and Altfeld to eo to the theater. They were late and were trying to make up Jor lost time on the viaduct, which was desert ed of vehicles. Steering Gear Out of Order. As they started down the slight grsde at the east approach, the steering; gear got out of order, and the automobile swung across to the north side of the street and dashed squarely into the opening In the sidewalk and against the railing. This opening Is about Ave feet wide, the width of the sidewalk. sidewalk. Several stretches of the sidewalk on this side are undergoing- undergoing- repair, as the boards were burned in several places several several weeks ago by sparks that fell from a passing fire engine during the dry spell. The machine wss not badly damaged. It was recently bought by Mr. Radel. William Altfeld. who was killed, was 24 years old. and a single man. He was a butcher and worked at Kroger's store at -155 -155 West Eighth street. He roomed next door, at 2153 West Eighth. Altfeld is said to have well-to-do well-to-do well-to-do well-to-do well-to-do relatives living In St. Louis. He came here from St. Louis about a year ago. and was exceedingly well- well- liked. William Regan is "1 years old and is employed employed as a cbsffuer for Undertaker Radel. He and young Radel were sitting In the front seat when the accident occurred. Regan was taken to his home and was attended attended by Dr. Fred Baurichter. of 724 State avenue. His condition Is serious. Radel, who was taken to the Seton Hospital with a fractured ankle, was in another serious accident a year ago on Spring Grqve avenue. avenue. His horse and buggy was struck by Ian auiomooiie ana tne norse. a xnorougo-bred xnorougo-bred xnorougo-bred racer, was killed, and Radel was slightly hurt. Coroner Cameron will notify the relatives of Altfeld and ask them to come to Cincin nati to claim his body. The police found In the machine a license of a chaffuer for Kesley Schoepf. and he will make Inquiries as $io how the license came In Radel's machine. machine. It I who into ami out feur of '. left not met hurrying; the on was had she get 241 the yesterday. in of in

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  1. The Cincinnati Enquirer,
  2. 05 Nov 1908, Thu,
  3. Page 14

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