Hightstown, NJ Auto - Cow Accident, Sept 1905


New York Man and Well-Known Racer Loses His Life Near Trenton, N. J.

Robert E. Kidd of New York city was killed and S. Hinman Bird, also of New York, was injured in an automobile accident at Hightstown, about 14 miles from Trenton, N. J., yesterday. The machine was completely overturned by running into a telegraph pole when Bird, who was driving, turned in an endeavor to avoid striking a cow, which was in the way. Bird will recover. He is a step-son of Charles T. Cook, president of the Tiffany company of New York and the president of the senior class of Princeton university. Kidd was a well-known automobile racer. He served with the rough riders, during the Spanish-American war and was afterward in the regular cavalry. He served in the Philippines and was in China during the boxer trouble.

Springfield Republican, Springfield, MA 20 Sept 1905