Wilmette Men Escape Death in Car Collision
Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 22 Aug 1912, p. 1

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Two Wilmette men had narrow escapes from death Saturday night when the automobile in which they were riding collided with a Chicago and Milwaukee electric car at Elmwood avenue. The machine was demolished by the force with which they came together. J. J. Weber, 1908 Gregory street, a painting contractor and driver of the automobile, was thrown fifty feet by the collision. He incurred severe bruises on his arms and body. His son, Max, who accompanied him, was also hurled from his seat. He suffered slight wounds on the arms and face. The father nearly lost his life. As he was lifted from the seat he was hurled on to the right of way, his body rolling off of the tracks just as the car sped by. Weber blames the speed of the car for the accident. "I was unable to see the tracks owing to a clump of trees cutting off my view," he said. "The street car was running fast and I had no opportunity to stop my car before we crashed into it."

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Automobile collides with a Chicago and Milwaukee electric car at Elmwood Ave.

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22 Aug 1912
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Wilmette Men Escape Death in Car Collision