Dallas, TX Street Car Accident, May 1909

Dallas, TX Street Car Accident, May 1909


Deaf-Mute Struck Dies Two Hours Later – Accident at Mckinney and Cochran.

Henry H. WINGET, 35 years old, a deaf mute, was struck by an Oak Lawn car yesterday morning about 8 o’clock and the injuries received resulted in his death about two hours later. The man was walking across Cochran street at Griffin when he was struck. He stepped in front of a car going down hill and unable to stop in time to avert the accident. WINGET was dragged several feet. He sustained a fracture of the skull and the body was badly bruised.

Immediately after the accident WINGET was picked up and taken to his home a few blocks away. The body was taken in charge by Ed C. SMITH and Bro., and prepared for burial.

Funeral services will take place this afternoon from Sacred Heart Cathedral at 3 o’clock. Interment in Calvary Cemetery.

There were several passengers on the car at the time WINGET was struck, and a number of persons on the street saw the accident.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 22 May 1909