Hollywood, CA Tally Ho Overturned, May 1904
DISASTER ENDS A PICNIC RIDE.
TALLY-HO OVERTURNED ON THE CAHUENGA PASS ROAD AND OCCUPANTS ARE INJURED.
Los Angeles, May 30. -- A tally-ho containing a party of picnickers chaperoned by DR. and MRS. D. C. BARBER was overturned on the Cahuenga Pass Road, about three miles from Hollywood today, and three members of the party were seriously injured. The body of the wagon was thrown from the running-gear and dashed into a ravine, piling the occupants in an indiscriminate mass.
The most seriously injured were:
ALEXANDER MILLER, driver, internally; may die.
DR. D. C. BARBER, superintendent of the County Hospital, two ribs broken and bruised.
MRS. BARBER, ankle fractured.
MRS. J. K. WILSON, ankle sprained and bruised.
W. F. YATES, leg wrenched and bruised.
The personnel of the party was as follows: DR. D. C. BARBER, wife and son; ALLEN WINFIELD SCOTT, wife and two children; J. K. WILSON and wife; W. R. HUBBARD, wife and child; MR. RODEBUSCH and wife; W. F. YATES of San Francisco and MISS LOOMIS of Santa Barbara.
The accident occurred as the vehicle was descending a grade west of the river and was caused by the breaking of several bolts connecting the body with the running gear. A rear spring also snapped, and as the brakes refused to work there remained nothing for the driver to do but to urge his horses forward. WHen a slight curve was encountered the four-seated body suddenly left the running-gear, throwing all of the occupants into the ravine, several of them becoming entangled in a barbed wire fence. The horses continued to run, but were finally caught near the river. One of them was badly injured.
San Francisco Call California 1904-05-31